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.
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