Choosing a New Secretary of Labor
President Obama yesterday announced that he has chosen Thomas Perez, the head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, to be the next Secretary of Labor.
Speaking in the East Room of the White House, the President introduced Perez: the son of Dominican immigrants, who helped pay his way through college by working as a garbage collector.
Learn more about the President's choice for Department of Labor.
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4:30 AM: The Vice President attends the Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City
9:45 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:30 AM: The President meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
11:00 AM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
11:25 AM: The President greets First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Northern Ireland
12:00 PM: The President and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny attend a St. Patrick's Day lunch
5:45 PM: The President and the First Lady host a St. Patrick's Day reception
7:45 PM: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
8:00 PM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Tel Aviv, Israel
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