Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Voices Strong Support for Labor Sec. Thomas Perez for U.S. Attorney General

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) officially endorsed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez for U.S.  Attorney General on Tuesday. Secretary Perez has purportedly been on the shortlist of candidates since Attorney General Eric Holder announced he would step down from the position last month. The CHC  joins many leading Latino organizations, including the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda […]

Living the American Dream: Thomas E. Perez Sworn In as Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, was formally sworn in as Secretary of Labor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Perez is now the only Latino in President Obama’s second term cabinet, and his leadership with the Department of Labor comes during a critical time, as the President has promised […]

Thomas E. Perez Expected to Face Tough Questions over Past Record

During his confirmation hearing today, Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas E. Perez is expected to face tough questions from Republican critics about his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Perez’s actions are being questioned following what critics saw as a reputation for being an “aggressive regulator,” and for pushing policies that […]

President Obama Nominates Thomas E. Perez as Next Secretary of Labor

President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor and if confirmed, would be the first and only Latino on the President’s second-term Cabinet team. Perez, a first-generation Dominican-American, was the lead of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department since 2009 and would replace former Secretary of Labor Hilda […]