Biden Nominates Nayak and Watson for Senior Labor Department Roles

This week, President Biden made two more nominations of individuals to fill senior leadership roles at the Department of Labor. On April 27, 2021, the president nominated Rajesh Nayak to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy. Nayak is currently serving as a political appointee within DOL and previously served for seven years in the Obama Administration's DOL. He has also served as Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project.

On April 28, 2021, the president nominated Elizabeth Watson to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Watson was previously labor policy director and chief labor counsel for the House Committee on Education and Labor. She is currently the Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.