EEOC Nominee: Kalpana Kotagal
Nominated to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Nomination announced: April 1, 2022
Kalpana Kotagal is an attorney with the firm Cohen Milstein, focusing on employment law and specifically diversity, equity, and inclusion. Kotagal was also a member of the advisory committee of the “People’s Parity Project.” During her confirmation hearing on May 10, 2022, it was revealed the nominee previously retweeted a post that criticized employers that advocated against unionization.
If confirmed, Kotagal would give Democrats a majority at the EEOC later this year.
Nomination Status: Kalpana Kotagal was confirmed to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on July 13, 2023, by a vote of 49-47.
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Austen Bannan, Americans for Prosperity