Linda Sánchez Statement on Tom Perez Confirmation (July 18, 2013)
Washington, DC –Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor.
“Today is a great day for hardworking Americans. Tom Perez has a proven record of fighting for working families and his tenacious work ethic will be a tremendous benefit to the Department of Labor and to working people throughout the nation. He will make an outstanding Secretary of Labor, and I look forward to working with him as we tackle long-term unemployment and immigration reform.”
In May, Congresswoman Sánchez led a letter with 138 House Democrats to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to confirm Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor.
Click here to see to the letter to Senators Reid and McConnell.
Background Congresswoman Sánchez currently serves as Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and is the Chair of the CHC’s Civil Rights Task Force.