Posted on May 8, 2019
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — U.S. Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Janet Dhillon to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
“Janet Dhillon’s experience helping ensure companies follow anti-discrimination laws as general counsel for three Fortune 500 companies makes her well-qualified to be a member of the EEOC. Since the EEOC lost its ability to carry out some of its duties earlier this year when another commissioner’s term expired, Senate Democrats have continued to delay Mrs. Dhillon’s nomination, and as a result, the Commission has been unable to issue new regulations. Now that the Senate has confirmed Mrs. Dhillon’s nomination, I have no doubt she will work to provide clarity for employee wellness programs and continue to reduce the backlog of discrimination complaints.”
President Trump first nominated Mrs. Dhillon on June 29, 2017. The Senate labor committee held her nomination hearing on September 19, 2017, and reported her out of committee on October 18, 2017. Mrs. Dhillon’s nomination was returned to the president at the end of the 115th Congress. Mrs. Dhillon was nominated again on January 16, 2019, and was reported out of the Senate labor committee for a second time on February 27, 2019.