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    Another Congressman Signs On To no confidence in Holder Resolution

    Another congressman signs on to ‘no confidence’ in Holder resolution

    Published: 2:03 PM 03/13/2012

    By Matthew Boyle -]Daily Caller Reporter

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    Republican Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota tells The Daily Caller that he now supports the official House resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder.
    Berg’s spokesperson told The Daily Caller that the congressman has cosponsored the legislation, which originally was introduced by Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar in December. Gosar filed the “no confidence” resolution in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious,
    Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania tells TheDC that he will support the resolution assuming it moves forward in the House.
    “Should Congressman Gosar’s legislation begin moving forward in the legislative process, I intend to support it,” Gerlach said. “Further, I am supportive of House Judiciary Lamar Smith’s proposal to appoint a special counsel to fully investigate this matter. I believe the American people deserve to know all of the facts.”
    Berg is now the 121st member of the House to have signed the “no confidence” resolution, called for Holder’s resignation, or both. The “no confidence” resolution, which is seen a formal way to express Congress’ displeasure with Holder, picked up steam after Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann became the 100th cosponsor last week.
    On Monday, Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren, became the first Democrat to refuse to openly support Holder. According to Chris Cox of the NRA, this is a sign the frustration with Holder “transcends party lines".

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    They should probably consider starting a no confidence vote on this one also. That he was the president of Casa de Maryland is left out of his bio .

    Thomas E. Perez was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, and was sworn in on October 8, 2009.

    Mr. Perez previously served as the Secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), which protects consumers through the enforcement of a wide range of consumer rights laws, including the mortgage setting; enforces workplace safety laws that provide critical safeguards to workers and communities; enforces wage and hour, and other worker protection laws that ensure wage security; and collaborates with businesses and workers to address critical workforce development needs and build a world-class workforce. Mr. Perez was a principal architect of a sweeping package of state lending and foreclosure reforms to address the foreclosure crisis in Maryland.

    Mr. Perez has spent his entire career in public service. From 2002 until 2006, he was a member of the Montgomery County Council. He was the first Latino ever elected to the Council, and served as Council President in 2005. Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years in federal public service, most of them as a career attorney with the Civil Rights Division. As a federal prosecutor for the Division, he prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of some of the Department's most high profile civil rights cases, including a hate crimes case in Texas involving a group of white supremacists who went on a deadly, racially motivated crime spree. Mr. Perez later served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under Attorney General Janet Reno. Among other responsibilities, he chaired the interagency Worker Exploitation Task Force, which oversaw a variety of initiatives designed to protect vulnerable workers. He also served as Special Counsel to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and was Senator Kennedy's principal adviser on civil rights, criminal justice and constitutional issues. For the final two years of the Clinton administration, Mr. Perez served as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Perez was a law professor for six years at University of Maryland School of Law and was a part-time professor at the George Washington School of Public Health.

    He received a Bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1983, a Master's of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1987. Mr. Perez lives in Maryland with his wife, Ann Marie
    Staudenmaier, an attorney with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and their three children.
    USDOJ: Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General

    It seems that the Washington Times Editorial staff got it right in 2009 when they published this piece
    Perez set up the "Hot Line: for illegals in Alabama, after he traveled at government expense to Alabama to have meetings with illegal foreign nationals.

    His department is responsible for blocking the Texas voter ID law.

    EDITORIAL: Perez’s positions give pause

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Sometimes there is more than one good reason for a slowdown. That’s the case when it comes to Thomas E. Perez, the nominee to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

    Mr. Perez is the Maryland secretary of labor. His resume — two graduate degrees from Harvard University and a previous staff role in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department — looks solid on paper. But several published reports have said that Republicans have slowed Mr. Perez’s nomination in protest of the Obama administration’s dismissal of already-won voter-intimidation cases against agents of the New Black Panther Party. Those reports may or may not be entirely accurate. Either way, that’s not the only reason to hesitate before confirming Mr. Perez.

    Mr. Perez’s record involves more than just his curriculum vitae. He has served as president of the board of CASA de Maryland, an immigrant-advocacy organization known for taking several rather extreme positions. For instance, CASA has fought against keeping illegal immigrants from getting state drivers’ licenses. Mr. Perez himself has supported efforts to grant in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants. And he has been a strong proponent of giving preferential treatment to members of some races or ethnicities in admissions to schools to train health professionals.

    On that latter point, Mr. Perez argued that racial preferences could be used not just for “remedial” purposes — not just to make up for past discrimination — but to meet other social objectives as well.

    Perhaps none of these positions individually is so radical as to be disqualifying. But for a division already being turned by the Obama administration into a veritable hotbed for providing legal cover for racial grievances, Mr. Perez’s cornucopia of leftist positions should give senators pause. He should not be confirmed without a full and open airing of all these issues.
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