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Kline Requests Information on DOL's Proposed Changes to "Press Lock-Ups"



Dear Secretary Solis:

As Chairman of the committee of primary jurisdicition over the U.S. Department of Labor, I respectfully request information concerning the modification of policies concerning the dissemination of economic data to the news media and the public.

On April 10, 2012, DOL issued a statement outlining new policies and procedures concerning "press lock-ups" and the transmission of economic data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). I understand these changes were based on a report prepared by Sandia National Labratories (Sandia) to addresss DOL management's concerns that key economic data had been prematuely released.

To read the full letter click, here.

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