Chairman Xavier Becerra on President Obama Nominating Thomas Perez to be Secretary of Labor

March 18, 2013

Washington – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on President Obama nominated Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department, to be Secretary of Labor:

“President Obama has made an exceptional choice in nominating Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor. Mr. Perez has built a distinguished career in public service ensuring that Americans’ most basic rights are respected and defended. As Labor Secretary, he will be an intelligent, passionate and determined fighter for American workers and their families.”