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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Confirming Critical And Diverse Biden Nominee José Javier Rodríguez For Assistant Secretary Of Labor

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed José Javier Rodríguez as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor:

“Under my leadership, this Senate has made it a top priority to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified and diverse nominees – as a result, our government and our courts look more like America.

“This week, the Senate confirmed José Javier Rodríguez, a former union attorney, Florida state senator, and a dedicated public servant, as Assistant Secretary of Labor, where he will oversee the unemployment insurance system and programs that support workers.


“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to confirm qualified nominees like Assistant Secretary Rodriguez – and we will keep going.”