As we shared with you last week, President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.  If appointed, Perez will take the place of Hilda Solis, who resigned earlier this year.

The confirmation process for Perez may not come without its challenges.   Perez has drawn criticism from some Conservatives regarding his involvement in voting rights cases and his aggressive approach to discrimination and brutality claims brought against local police and sheriff’s departments.  On the other hand, Perez is largely supported by Liberals and labor leaders.  This divergence could lead to an interesting confirmation process.