Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.
I’ve been involved in civil rights work for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of victories and setbacks. But in recent years, the speed of our progress on equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans has been nothing short of astonishing. The Labor Department has played an important role in that progress, and I’m proud to continue it today.
Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder sent the following message to the White House email list, giving an update on the Administration's next steps following the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 10 Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers to pilot online regional business-to-business network projects. The networks will help match buyers and sellers of technologies or products and services in support of small and midsize manufacturers.“The Commerce Department is committed to keeping our small and medium-size manufacturers globally competitive,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.Read More
Deep, persistent drought. Longer, fiercer wildfire seasons. High tides flooding downtowns. Severe storms wreaking havoc. This is the picture from the front lines of climate change — in communities across America.
President Barack Obama, with First Lady Michelle Obama and Bard College student Troy Simon, delivers remarks during the College Opportunity Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2014.
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Guess blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant
Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentShortly after
being sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development in
May, I traveled to Anchorage, Alaska on my first official trip. There, I participated
in the National Congress of the American Indians’ (NCAI) mid-year
conference entitled, “Claiming our Rights and Strengthening our Governance” where
I had the opportunity to meet with tribal leaders from across the country and
Editor's Note: This blog is by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Small Business Saturday has come and gone, and we’re in peak holiday buying season. If you’re looking for ways to boost your holiday sales, here are few tips that can help.
Keep the Small...
President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled
to Chicago, IL yesterday to meet with students from the Institute of Politics
(IOP) to talk about the Administration’s work to spur the economy and tools
needed for further growth. Secretary Pritzker joined David Axelrod, Director of
the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, for an armchair
discussion and Q&A session with IOP students, where she discussed her
career background, what the Administration is doing to promote economic growth,