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UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 14, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News, notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Inter
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Washington Agenda - House

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Survey: 9/11 job losses to continue

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The effects of the Sept 11 terrorist attack will continue to ripple through the economy this year with more than 1 million jobs lost primarily in major cities and popular tourist destinations, a report issued Friday by a California think tank concluded.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Unemployment soars in wake of Sept. 11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Unemployment soared in October -- propelled upward by the continuing effects of the Sept. 11 terror strikes -- prompting White House and Hill calls for an econo
T. K. MALOY

Bush reacts to uemployment figures

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- President George Bush on Friday met with Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill regarding unemployment figures that showed the jobless
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House Reporter

Bush reacts to jobless rate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- President Bush on Friday met with Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill regarding unemployment figures that showed the jobless rate sp
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House Reporter

Virginia receives $10 million in aid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The federal government on Thursday announced a $10 million national emergency grant to help workers in Virginia displaced by the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon
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Building industry leaders and union presidents meet with Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to discuss the lack of skilled laborers in the building industry on April 6, 2004, in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Elaine Lan Chao (traditional Chinese: 趙小蘭; pinyin: Zhào Xiǎolán; Wade-Giles: Chao Hsiao-lan; born March 26, 1953) served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She was the first Chinese American and the first Asian American woman to be appointed to a President's cabinet in American history. Chao was the only cabinet member to serve under George W. Bush for his entire administration. She is married to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the current U.S. Senate Minority Leader.

The eldest of six daughters, Chao was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to James S.C. Chao (趙錫成 Zhào Xīchéng), a Shanghainese entrepreneur, and Ruth Mu-lan Chu (朱木蘭 Zhū Mùlán), a historian. Her parents had fled to Taiwan from mainland China after the Chinese Communists took over as a result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. At the age of eight, Elaine Chao and her family emigrated to the United States, where her father had already settled a few years earlier. She attended Syosset High School on Long Island, New York.

Chao received her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and her MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1979. Chao also studied at MIT, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University.

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