President Barack Obama, left, standing next to US Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, a Hispanic American, right, speaks to the press and attendees after he nominated Perez as the next US Secretary of labor during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington Monday March 18, 2013. Perez replaces current Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis, who stepped down from her post January 22. Photo Ken Cedeno (Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images)