WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved the nomination of Tom Perez to serve as Secretary of Labor. Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way, released the following statement:
“Tom Perez will make a superb Labor Secretary. At the Justice Department, Perez has worked hard to restore the Civil Rights Division’s historic purpose, fighting to protect the rights of women, people of color, people with disabilities, military families, LGBT people, workers, consumers and voters.
“As Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez will fight for the rights and dignity of all working Americans. We are pleased that the HELP committee has approved his nomination, and hope that the full Senate follows suit with a swift confirmation.”