Elizabeth Schoff Watson

Elizabeth Schoff Watson confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs

The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Biden nominee Elizabeth Schoff Watson with a 50-45 vote to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Ms. Watson was the Democratic nominee for the 2018 U.S. House of Representatives election in Indiana's 9th congressional district, currently represented by Republican Trey Hollingsworth. She previously served as Labor Policy Director and Chief Labor Counsel on the House Committee on Education and Labor. Most recently, Ms. Watson was Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center. She has worked at the National Women’s Law Center, and Workplace Flexibility 2010, at Georgetown University Law Center. Watson taught courses in employment law and legislative process at Indiana University. Ms. Watson was also an associate at Orrick and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, a Skadden Public Interest Law Fellow, and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan Illston. She earned her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. degree from Carleton College.


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