Today, the Senate confirmed Charlotte Burrows to be a Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and David Lopez to be General Counsel of the EEOC. Now-Commissioner Burrows served most recently in the Department of Justice, and previously, as counsel to the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Mr. Lopez was renominated to the General Counsel position, in which he has served with distinction since 2010.
Both of these individuals are highly qualified, dedicated public servants who will help carry out the EEOC’s mission of enforcing federal laws against discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. With the confirmation of Charlotte Burrows and David Lopez, the EEOC is fully staffed and best able to protect women and other vulnerable workers around the country from illegal discrimination. NWLC applauds the Senate for confirming these exceptional individuals to these critical positions.