Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2020, 7:01 PMUpdated: Sept. 22, 2020, 11:02 PM

Two Republicans Confirmed to EEOC, Solidifying GOP Majority (2)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Republican nominees Andrea Lucas and Keith Sonderling were confirmed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in separate votes Tuesday, locking down GOP control of the workplace civil rights agency until at least mid-2022.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-44 to confirm Lucas, a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, and later signed off on Sonderling, a Labor Department official, by a vote of 51-42.

Democratic nominee Jocelyn Samuels is slated for a confirmation vote Wednesday. If she is confirmed, it would provide the EEOC with its first full complement of commissioners during the Trump administration.

The confirmation of Lucas ...

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