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Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Miller, Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify this morning. I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many of you individually, but today is my first appearance before this Committee. I have been Labor Secretary for eight months now, and I consider it one of the privileges of my job to keep all of our constituents -- stakeholders,
In his State of the Union address two months ago,
The core principle is as American as they come: the notion that if you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to succeed. In America, your ability to get ahead should be determined by hard work and personal responsibility -- not by the circumstances of your birth.
Making good on that promise of opportunity is central to the
And to execute that agenda, the President has submitted to
I feel extremely fortunate to be a product of a nation that believes in opportunity. My parents were born in the