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Exclusive photo: Buffalo native Perez sworn in as labor secretary

Thomas Perez

Buffalo native Thomas E. Perez was sworn in as labor secretary today, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate. (U.S. Department of Labor)

The ceremonial swearing in will occur at the White House some time in August, but Buffalo native Thomas E. Perez was sworn in today as labor secretary.

Perez was confirmed in a party-line vote in the Senate on Thursday in the closest such vote of all of President Obama’s second-term nominees.

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