George W. Bush appointee to Secretary of Labor in 2001. Her withdrawal followed media scrutiny of her work relationship with Guatemalan immigrant Marta Mercado, to whom Chavez gave money and a room in her house. Although Chavez denied Mercado was paid for providing household help, it is against the law in the United States to house an illegal immigrant. Post filled by current Secretary Elaine Chao who emigrated from Taiwan when she was eight years old.
Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood