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Dhillon Confirmed as Civil Rights Agency Chair, Quorum Restored

May 8, 2019, 6:53 PM

The Senate confirmed Janet Dhillon as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on May 8, taking over the role from acting chair Victoria Lipnic.

Lawmakers voted 50-43 to confirm Dhillon, who had been waiting to join the EEOC in a Republican seat since June 2017.

The confirmation vote fills a third seat on the five-member commission. That restores the agency’s quorum for the first time in over four months, returning decision making authority over large expenditures, major litigation, and novel issues of law.

Republican Lipnic will remain on the commission but relinquish her role as acting chair. Dhillon will...

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