August 1, 2019 / 11:14 PM / a month ago

Senate confirms Trump's EEOC nominees

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for the long-vacant general counsel post at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and signed off on a second term for an Obama-era appointee to the five-member commission.

The Senate approved the nominations of Virginia solo practitioner Sharon Fast Gustafson as general counsel and EEOC Commissioner Charlotte Burrows by a process called unanimous consent, which does not require a formal vote.

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