Thomas Perez

Feb 27, 2017

Marylander pledges to repair, unite national Democratic party

ATLANTA — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez, of Maryland, pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election. Speaking in television interviews, Perez indicated that an important first step […]

Oct 13, 2015

Md. task force looks to move the ball on retirement savings

ANNAPOLIS — A legislative task force is looking at potential legislation that would create a system of retirement plans for employees of small businesses. The idea is not new, but legislators now hope that expected changes in federal regulations will open the door to creating a plan, possibly a multiple-employer 401(k) style plan or state-managed […]

Tom Perez
Jul 18, 2013

Senate OKs Perez to head Labor Department

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate confirmed Thomas Perez on Thursday to become secretary of labor, elevating the son of Dominican immigrants who as a top Justice Department official won praise from Democrats for aggressively enforcing civil rights laws and criticism from Republicans for being a liberal ideologue. Thursday’s party-line, 54-46 vote marked the third major […]

May 16, 2013

Senate panel considers labor board nominees

Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year. The board has already been working under a cloud since January, when a federal appeals court said the president violated the Constitution by filling vacancies […]

May 16, 2013

Senate panel backs Perez to head Labor Dept.

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has endorsed the nomination of Justice Department official Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department despite opposition from Republicans. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12 -10 to confirm Perez, currently the nation’s top civil rights enforcer. All Republicans on the committee voted no. The party-line vote […]

May 15, 2013

Holder defends Perez’s tenure at Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is defending Thomas Perez’s tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and says he would make a great secretary of Labor. Holder told leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Perez deserves praise for bringing a record number of cases alleging voting rights violations […]

Apr 24, 2013

Senate Democrats delay vote on Perez nomination

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have delayed a confirmation vote on Labor Secretary-nominee Thomas Perez after Republicans threatened to use a separate hearing to criticize his handling of a whistleblower case. A vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that had been set for Thursday has been pushed back to May 8. Committee […]

Tom Perez
Apr 18, 2013

At confirmation hearing, Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

WASHINGTON — Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sought to assure senators Thursday that he would approach the job with an open mind and a willingness to work with business and labor groups alike to create new jobs. “You will always have a person who has an open and balanced approach,” Perez told the Senate Health, […]

Apr 11, 2013

GOP lawmakers subpoena nominee Perez’s emails

WASHINGTON — GOP lawmakers have subpoenaed the private emails of Labor secretary-nominee Thomas Perez, a possible sticking point ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing next week. The subpoena, issued Wednesday by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa, R-Calif., to the Justice Department, seeks the emails as part of an investigation into an agreement Perez brokered […]

Thomas Perez
Mar 18, 2013

Former DLLR secretary Perez to be nominated to top Labor slot

WASHINGTON — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says. If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for 3½ years, would […]

Mar 11, 2013

AP source: Obama poised to pick Perez for Labor

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is close to naming Thomas Perez, a civil rights official in the Justice Department, as his choice to head the Department of Labor, two people familiar with the process say. His nomination could come as early as Monday, the people familiar with the process said Saturday. They spoke on condition […]

Aug 7, 2012

U.S., Baltimore County settle discrimination lawsuit

Baltimore County will pay a total of $475,000 to 10 current, former and prospective employees to settle federal claims it has engaged in a “pattern or practice” of discriminating against police officers, fire fighters and paramedics with disabilities by requiring medical tests that were not job-related.

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