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Newsletter Photos — July 24, 2014

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More than 20 million people benefit from federal programs for basic education, job training and employment services each year.


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President Obama signs the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act July 22, 2014. Secretary Perez (far left) witnesses the signing. (Official White House).


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Secretary Perez (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (back center) pose with bookstore owners Bryan Wiskeman (back right) and his wife Christy Wiskeman (back second from right) and the Second Story Cafe staff at Gulliver's Books & Second Story Cafe during a visit to Gulliver's Books in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 19, 2014.


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President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive order regarding to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2014. Office of Federal Contract Cooperation Programs Director Pat Shiu (second from left in front) and Deputy Secretary Chris Lu (fourth from left) joined him for the signing. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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Secretary Perez meets 15-year-old Ki Fredeen at Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Fab Lab on July 21, 2014. Fredeen proceeded to show the secretary how he uses a 3-D printer to produce small art pieces.


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Secretary Perez (center right) and U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (center left) pose with pipeline welding training completion certification recipients during a visit to the Pipeline Training Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 19.


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Secretary Perez had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch July 18 for a game between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers.


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Deputy Secretary Christopher P. Lu (left) and Solicitor M. Patricia Smith testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety on July 22, 2014.


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Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs Mark Mittelhauser (Right), who represented the U.S. at the G20 Task Force on Employment with Margaret Kidd, chairperson of the task force meeting for Australia, in Brisbane, July 23, 2014.


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Mayor's Commission on Disabilities Annual Accomplishment's Event team gather with Office of Disability Employment Policy Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez (center) and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (center behind Matinez's left shoulder).


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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, on the occasion of the release of findings of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority study on the financial capability of American adults reporting a work-related disability.


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Dawn Leaf, the department's Deputy Chief Information Officer, speaks during the Cloud Technology Industry Day on July 18 with Joe Vitale, director of NASWA's Information Technology Support Center, and Gay Gilbert, administrator of ETA's Office of Unemployment Insurance listen.


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New American citizens take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, July 18. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu delivered welcoming remarks.


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Jefferson Smithery