Bloomberg Law
March 28, 2023, 5:00 PM

Senate Committee Greenlights Kotagal for EEOC Commissioner Post

J. Edward Moreno
J. Edward Moreno

The Senate’s top labor panel advanced Kalpana Kotagal’s nomination to join the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, nearly a year after she was initially nominated to serve on the workplace civil rights agency.

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 11-10 down party lines on Kotagal’s nomination to fill an empty seat on the commission.

Kotagal, a Democrat and civil rights attorney at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, was first nominated by President Joe Biden in April 2022. She is filling a seat left vacant by Republican Commissioner Janet Dhillon, whose term expired last year.

The Senate committee ...

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