Borzi EBSA Nomination Approved by Senate

The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Phyllis Borzi as assistant secretary of labor for the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).

The Congressional Record said the U.S. Senate approved the nomination July 10. The nomination passed the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee by voice vote last week.

According to a White House announcement in March, when she was tapped for the job (see “Obama Nominates Assistant Labor Secretary, EBSA), Borzi is currently a research professor in the Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University Medical Center, where she is involved in research and policy analysis involving employee benefit plans, the uninsured, managed care, and legal barriers to the development of health information technology.

She is also affiliated with Washington, D.C.-based law firm O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue. Borzi specializes in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other legal areas affecting employee benefit plans, including pensions and retirement savings, health plans, and discrimination based on age or disability.