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Senate OKs Perez to head Labor Department

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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At confirmation hearing, Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

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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 ...

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Former DLLR secretary Perez to be nominated to top Labor slot

Thomas Perez

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, ...

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