Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2021, 6:10 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2021, 12:59 AM

Biden, Sworn in, Unveils Political Hires at Labor Department (2)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

President Joe Biden installed political appointees throughout the U.S. Labor Department on his administration’s first day, including new leaders for at least six subagencies who will help to change the department’s response to the pandemic.

“I can promise we will take a hard look at how the Department has been responding to its mission during these unprecedented times, both in terms of how we are protecting workers, but also how we are protecting you and your families,” Obama-era DOL Solicitor Patricia Smith, who returns as a senior counselor in the secretary’s office, said in an internal email to staff. “Within ...