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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Secretary of Labor Perez to Testify at Budget Hearing

On Wednesday, March 18 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 2016 Budget Proposal for the Department of Labor.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

In his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, President Obama requests $13.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Labor. This request represents a $1.3 billion – or 11 percent – increase from the level enacted for the current year. The president’s budget also contains a $41.5 billion increase in mandatory spending. Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine the president’s budget request, as well as a number of proposals on the department’s regulatory agenda, such as a pending rule redefining fiduciary and a review of regulations governing federal wage and hour law.

To learn more about the hearing, visit /hearings

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

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