US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander Statement on the President’s Nomination of Thomas Perez

Monday, March 18, 2013Liz Wolgemuth 202-228-4729

Washington, D.C., March 18 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today released the following statement on the president’s nomination of Thomas Perez to be U.S. Secretary of Labor:

"I look forward to meeting with Mr. Perez and examining his record and qualifications. Any nominee for this position should be ready and able to work with both parties in Congress to make it easier for the private sector to create good jobs for the 12 million workers still unemployed now more than three and a half years after the recession ended."

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