US Senate confirms US-Indian Seema Nanda as Labor Department lawyer


Washington, July 16 (PTI): The United States Senate has confirmed Indo-American Seema Nanda as an attorney for the Department of Labor.

Former CEO of the Democratic National Committee who also served in the Department of Labor under the Obama administration, Nanda was confirmed by the Senate with 53-46 votes on Wednesday.

Congressional Asian-Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu applauded the Senate vote.

“I am delighted to congratulate Seema Nanda on her confirmation as a lawyer for the Ministry of Labor. Whether it’s risks from the coronavirus, rising temperatures due to climate change or unscrupulous employers, workers continue to face tough challenges every day, ”she said.

This is why it is so important that President Joe Biden chose someone with Nanda’s experience as a labor lawyer, she said.

“His office will play a central role in combating battles and legal challenges. With experience as a deputy lawyer and chief of staff in the Ministry of Labor under Secretary Tom Perez, I know Seema will be a champion for workers’ rights and vulnerable communities from the start, ”said Chu.

Nanda served as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and deputy lawyer in the US Department of Labor in the Obama-Biden administration.

Previously, she spent over 15 years in various roles as a labor and employment lawyer, primarily in the public service.

Nanda headed the now-appointed Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where she served as a supervising attorney in the Counseling Division of the National Labor Relations Board and worked as a partner in a private practice in Seattle.

After the Obama-Biden administration, Nanda headed the Democratic National Committee as CEO and served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Nanda is currently a member of the Labor and Worklife program at Harvard Law School.

She grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Brown University and Boston College Law School. PTI LKJ RHL

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