On Wednesday, March 26, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Labor.”  Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez was the only witness called by the Committee.

In his Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, President Obama requests $11.8 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Labor. The 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 of the Department of Labor. President Obama has also proposed four new job training programs in addition to the more than 50 job training programs already administered by the federal government.

Links to witness testimony and the recorded video of the hearing will be added as they become available.

Click here for the opening statement by Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline (R-MN).