Labor Nominee Moves Toward Senate Vote Despite GOP Gripes

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT) -- A Senate committee voted along party lines Thursday to send U.S. Department of Justice civil rights division chief Thomas Perez's nomination to serve as secretary of labor to the full Senate for a vote, despite Republican concerns that Perez leaked information about a $335 million settlement to a reporter.

All 12 of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pension Committee’s Democrats voted in favor of reporting Perez's nomination to the Senate floor, while all 10 of the HELP committee's Republicans voted against doing so. 

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