Thursday, August 13, 2020

Richardson Withdraws Name from Consideration

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name from consideration for appointment to be Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. Citing an ongoing grand jury investigation in his home state, the Governor said that while he “acted properly”, he recognized that the investigation would delay his confirmation process. Richardson’s departure also means the […]

NHLA Calls on Obama to Nominate Richardson for Secretary of State

This week’s Guest Blogger is John Trasviña, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of national Hispanic organizations. Earlier this week, NHLA sent a letter to President-elect Obama endorsing the nomination of Governor Bill Richardson as Secretary […]