DOL Nominee: Jose Javier Rodriguez
Jose Javier Rodriguez
Nominated to be the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training
Nomination announced: July 7, 2021
Jose Javier Rodriguez is a partner with the law firm Sugarman and Susskind and served in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives. As a lawyer, Rodriguez has represented labor unions, such as the International Longshoremen’s Association. The Employment and Training Administration at the Department of Labor administers federal job training programs and the federal government’s involvement with state unemployment insurance programs.
Nomination Status: Jose Javier Rodriguez’s confirmation hearing was held on October 7, 2021. His nomination expired at the end of 2021 and he was again nominated for Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. The Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted January 13, 2022 to advance his nomination, by a vote of 11-10.
VIDEO: Senate Nomination Hearing for Jose Javier Rodriguez
October 7, 2021, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions