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Thomas Perez confirmed as Labor Secretary

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor after narrowly crossing the 60-vote threshold the day before to end a lengthy filibuster of the nominee. Perez, previously an assistant U.S. attorney general in the civil rights division, will replace outgoing secretary Hilda Solis. “At the Department of Labor, Tom will help us continue to grow our economy,...

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