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Senate confirms Smith as solicitor of labor

February 11, 2010

M. Patricia Smith on Feb. 4 was confirmed as solicitor for the Department of Labor. Formerly the commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor, Smith was confirmed in a 60-37 Senate vote.

The solicitor of labor is DOL's head law enforcement officer, leading a staff of more than 400 attorneys to enforce labor laws.