Bloomberg Law
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:57 PMUpdated: Sept. 23, 2020, 10:35 PM

Senate Gives EEOC First Full Leadership Panel Under Trump (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. Senate voted to give the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a full leadership panel for the first time during the Trump administration, confirming Democratic nominee and civil rights lawyer Jocelyn Samuels.

The full chamber signed off on Samuels by a 54-42 vote Wednesday, a day after confirming Republicans Andrea Lucas and Keith Sonderling.

Samuels, who most recently led a California think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender-identity policy, becomes the second Democrat on the workplace civil rights agency’s five-seat leadership panel, joining Commissioner Charlotte Burrows.

Republicans will hold a 3-2 edge at the EEOC until at least July ...

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