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Topic - Fred Mason
President Obama is expected this week to pick former Maryland Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez as his new Labor Department head, but it's unclear, after Sen. Rand Paul's dramatic 13-hour filibuster of a vote on a new CIA director last week, if Republicans have the stomach for another nomination fight.
"I would describe him as being friendly to labor," said Fred Mason, president of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO.