October 22, 2009
Senator Reid meets with Obama administration officials from the Department of Labor.
Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today met with Obama Administration officials about the compensation program for sick Nevada Test Site Workers. At the meeting were Seth Harris, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in May to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor, and Dr. John Howard, who was appointed in September to be the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Department of Labor and NIOSH, along with the Dept. of Energy, are responsible for implementing the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP).