Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Nominates Feldblum For Additional Term On EEOC

The White House announced earlier this week that President Trump has sent to the Senate the nomination of Chai R. Feldblum for an additional 5-year term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Her current term expires on July 1, 2018.  Feldblum is the first openly lesbian EEOC Commissioner.  The EEOC enforces federal employment anti-discrimination laws, including laws prohibiting religious discrimination. Newsweek reports on the nomination.  The conservative blog Power Line speculates that the nomination is part of a deal to expedite a vote on at least one of two other EEOC nominees previously put forward by Trump: — Janet Dhillon and David Gade.