May 9, 1988
American parents should make their own decisions about day care and reject the notion that "Uncle Sam knows better than mom and pop," Labor Secretary Ann Dore McLaughlin said. In a Mother's Day appearance on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," McLaughlin minimized the federal role in day care, saying that the private sector, local government and schools should take the lead.
December 29, 1986 |
Ann Dore McLaughlin said today she is resigning her post as undersecretary of the Interior as of March 1 to return to private life and take a "semi-sabbatical." The move apparently takes her out of consideration as successor to outgoing White House spokesman Larry Speakes. McLaughlin, 45, said she had discussions about the post "but, really, I had my head set in this direction." She is the wife of conservative TV news analyst John McLaughlin.
September 6, 1988
Labor Secretary Ann Dore McLaughlin said the big increase in the minimum wage sought by Democrats could cost jobs and fuel inflation. McLaughlin, interviewed on NBC-TV's "Today" show, defended Republican support for a sub-minimum "training" wage for teen-agers. Merely increasing the minimum wage does not address young workers' need for better education and training, she said.
December 12, 1987 |
The Senate on Friday approved President Reagan's choice of Ann Dore McLaughlin to be secretary of labor. The vote was 94 to 0. McLaughlin, 46, a former undersecretary of the Interior, succeeds William E. Brock III, who resigned in October to manage the presidential campaign of Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.). Her confirmation returns a woman to Reagan's Cabinet.
November 10, 1987 |
Ann Dore McLaughlin, the conservative Reagan loyalist whose work experience has primarily been in public relations, should be called President Reagan's choice to be America's first secretary of anti-organized labor. Instead, Congress almost surely will confirm her nomination by Reagan last week as secretary of labor and bestow on her that more traditional title. But Mark de Bernardo, manager of labor law for the U.S.
March 16, 1988 |
The only woman in the Reagan Cabinet pondered the question: Where are all the other successful women? "It beats me," Ann Dore McLaughlin said, half-jokingly. Why have there been so few women in the Cabinet? The secretary of labor replied seriously, "There are a lot of women in high positions in the private sector who right now are doing so well it's hard to attract them to government."