HNBA-Endorsed Nominee Tom Perez Confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of Labor

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July 18, 2013



HNBA-Endorsed Nominee Tom Perez Confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of Labor

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the national voice of the Hispanic legal community, is pleased to see the Senate move forward and confirm President Obama’s nomination of Tom Perez as our next Secretary of Labor, in a 54-46 vote. The only Latino who will be serving in President Obama’s cabinet, Mr. Perez is highly qualified and brings to the office a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will benefit all Americans. Mr. Perez is a long-standing friend of the HNBA, which honored him with its 2011 Latino Attorney of the Year Award and voiced its early support of his nomination for Secretary of Labor.

“We congratulate Mr. Perez in his new role as U.S. Secretary of Labor and look forward to our continued work together,” stated Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President. “We encourage the nomination and confirmation of more qualified Latinos – and Latino attorneys – into the administration to address the needs and concerns of Hispanics and all Americans.”


About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.