Information in support of Tom Perez's nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Labor
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The nation’s law enforcement officials know Tom Perez well. As an assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, many have worked directly with Perez and have spoken out in favor of his nomination.
In the words of a bipartisan group of state attorneys general, Perez “is committed to justice and the rule of law and able to work across party and philosophical lines to achieve just results.”
John Dunne, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights from 1990-1993, wrote a letter to Senators Thomas Harkin and Lamar Alexander urging them to support Thomas Perez.
“I write as an appointee by former President George H.W. Bush to the United States Department of Justice in support of Thomas Perez who has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Secretary of Labor and urge your favorable consideration of his candidacy.”
A bipartisan group of ten current and former state attorneys general issued a statement in support of Thomas Perez.
“As state Attorneys General, we have found Perez to be open, responsive and fundamentally fair. He is committed to justice and the rule of law and able to work across party and philosophical lines to achieve just results. The U.S. Department of Labor and the country will be well served by a leader who understands the need to forge partnerships with state and local officials and who values cooperation to bring about successful results for both employers and employees.”