Obama nominates Thomas Perez as labor secretary
March 18th, 2013
12:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama nominates Thomas Perez as labor secretary

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department's civil rights division, as labor secretary.

A former federal prosecutor and an official in his home state of Maryland, Perez was sworn in to his current post in October 2009.
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Obama to announce Perez as labor secretary nominee
March 17th, 2013
11:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to announce Perez as labor secretary nominee

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday will announce Thomas E. Perez, U.S. assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department's civil rights division, as his nominee for the next secretary of the Department of Labor, according to a White House official.

A former federal prosecutor and an official in his home state of Maryland, Perez was sworn into his current post in October 2009. CNN's Jessica Yellin reported earlier this month that Obama would name Perez to the Cabinet position.

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