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US Senate confirms NRI Seema Nanda as solicitor for labour dept

Los Angeles, July. 16, 2021 A.Gary Singh

Seema Nanda was confirmed as solicitor — the top legal officer — at the Department of Labor by the U.S. Senate on July 14. She was confirmed by a vote of 53-46.

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus chair Judy Chu applauded the Senate vote. 

Chu Said

  • I am thrilled to congratulate Seema Nanda on her confirmation to serve as Solicitor for the Department of Labour. Whether it's risks from coronavirus, rising temperatures from climate change, or unscrupulous employers, workers continue to face difficult challenges every day,
  • This is why it's so significant that President Joe Biden chose somebody with Nanda's experience as the Solicitor of Labour,



US President Joe Biden nominated NRI Seema Nanda
AS Labour Department solicitor

Los Angeles, March. 30, 2021 A.Gary Singh


On 26 March, US President Joe Biden nominated NRI Seema Nanda, a civil rights lawyer and labour advocate be the Department of Labour Solicitor.

Seema is returning to the Labour Department having served as its chief of staff and deputy solicitor in President Barack Obama’s administration. At the DNC, she was the CEO for about two years and stepped down last year to facilitate coordinating fundraising with arm of Biden’s campaign.

  • Nanda is currently a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labour and Worklife Programme.
  • She grew up in Connecticut and is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.
  • In prior stints in government she spent over 15 years in various roles as a labour and employment attorney.

Nanda has also led the Justice Department's Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section and was a supervisor attorney in the National Labor Relations Board.

The Labour Department’s solicitor oversees a staff of 700, including 400 lawyers, according to the departme