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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Kline Announces Budget Hearing with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

On Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Labor.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

“Working families continue to face significant challenges thanks to the president’s failed policies,” said Chairman Kline. “It’s time to abandon the status quo and enact responsible reforms that will help put more people back to work. The committee looks forward to hearing from Secretary Perez and hopes he will outline areas where we can work together to grow our economy and expand opportunity for all Americans.”

In his Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, President Obama requests $11.8 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Labor. Among other provisions, the president’s budget includes $565 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, $2.8 billion for grants through the Workforce Investment Act, and $265.8 million for the Wage and Hour Division. The president has also proposed creating four new job training programs funded through mandatory spending. These four programs would be in addition to the more than 50 job training programs already administered by the federal government.


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The Honorable Thomas E. Perez
Department of Labor
Washington, D.C.