The nominee attorney general nominee noted that she was not involved with the decision.
The 2016 contender is reviving legislation that would limit "asset forfeiture."
The rules would remove many exemptions from the Bush administration, but keep some.
"There's going to be fear-mongering from the Republican Party,” the Hispanic lawmaker said.
The agency has designated inmate expenses and overcrowding as 2015 priorities.
The the 20-year-old emergency declaration was set to expire this week.
Regulations to speed access to care follow a scandal that rocked the agency.
President's deferred action program is “a good petri dish” for more steps, she says.
The Justice Department is proposing a slate of measures to protect workers from retaliation.
Richard Trumka says executive action is needed to stamp out the threat.
The Labor secretary is seen as a potential successor to Eric Holder.
Ten senators said they are "troubled" by the administration's moves on family detention.
"We want to know how she’s going to straighten out the department," he said.
“The spotlight is now on raising wages,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said.
New rule would require tracking prescription medications for up to six years.
Reform advocates and labor groups want the agriculture sector included.
"You be big. You be bold and do it swiftly,” Rep. Gutiérrez urged Obama.
Agencies now have the option of requiring that contractors perform the training.
Perez, who previously ran the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, is one of the front-runners.
A Gallup survey finds 63 percent of adults approve of the death penalty.
House Majority Leader McCarthy offers preview of next year's agenda.
The outgoing attorney general says defeat on the issue “weighs heavily” on his mind.
The DOJ will recognize same-sex couples in the absence of an opinion from the court
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would be the third high-ranking official to leave.