Thursday, October 8, 2009

Senate Confirms Tom Perez to Head the Civil Rights Division

The Senate voted 72-22 to confirm Tom Perez as assistant attorney general for civil rights this week.

President Obama nominated Perez for the position on March 13. Perez will head the Civil Rights Division, the federal agency that enforces the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and other federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, and national origin.

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