Meng Applauds Confirmation of Tom Perez as Labor Secretary
Jul 19, 2013
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today applauded the United States Senate for confirming Tom Perez to serve as the nation's next Secretary of Labor.
"I am happy to congratulate Tom Perez and I look forward to working with him in his new position," said Meng. "Back in May, I urged Senate leaders to confirm him, and I'm thrilled that they did so today."
"Perez will be a great asset for American workers," Meng added. "He'll work tirelessly to help grow the economy, create jobs and strengthen the U.S. workforce."
"I am also honored to share this historic day with the Dominican-American community and all Latino Americans," said Meng. "He's made them proud by becoming first American of Dominican descent to serve in a cabinet-level position, and the only Latino to be confirmed in the President's second term."
Perez was confirmed by a vote of 54 to 46.
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