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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary Solis to Discuss Labor Department's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget and Policy Priorities

On Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Labor.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

In his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal, President Obama requests $12 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Labor, including $2.6 billion to administer the Workforce Investment Act and $565 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The policies of the department govern the workplaces of an estimated 10 million employers and 125 million workers. As a result of this broad authority, a number of proposed regulatory changes could have significant impact on job creators at a time of persistently high unemployment.

Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine and discuss the fiscal and policy priorities of the department. To learn more about this hearing, visit

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The Honorable Hilda Solis
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, D.C.