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FILE - In this April 18, 2013, file photo, Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. The Senate voted by the slimmest margin Wednesday, July 17, 2013, to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department, as this week's agreement averting a poisonous partisan clash over nominations and the chamber's rules barely survived its toughest test so far. By 60-40, senators rejected Republican objections and voted to halt delaying tactics aimed at killing Perez's nomination to become labor secretary. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

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