The Daily 202 Live with Dan Balz and Tom Perez
On March 28, Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz interviewed DNC chair Tom Perez. Perez, who previously served as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and also as Secretary of Labor under the Obama administration, discussed the Democratic agenda in a Republican-led Washington and provide insight on the party’s strategy for reclaiming power in upcoming state and federal elections.
Program Highlights
DNC Chair Tom Perez talks about the upcoming Supreme Court vote and says that Gorsuch will not get enough votes to withstand a filibuster.
  • Mar 28
DNC Chair Tom Perez discusses questions surrounding possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Perez says there is "a remarkable series of coincidences" regarding Russia and Trump's team.
  • Mar 28
DNC Chair Tom Perez says that he would like to work on bipartisan immigration reform but will not support a bill that provides path for legalization but not citizenship.
  • Mar 28
DNC Chair Tom Perez discusses the Affordable Care Act and how the recent failed health care bill would have been “disastrous.”
  • Mar 28
Sponsor Remarks
Larry Di Rita, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, spoke about the company's community outreach programs.
  • Mar 28
Speaker
Tom Perez, Chairman
Democratic National Committee
Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee in February. He previously served as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and also as Secretary of Labor under the Obama administration.
Interviewed by
Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent
Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1978 and has been involved in the political coverage as a reporter or editor throughout his career.
Highlights from the Daily 202 Live Series
During an interview with the Washington Post's James Hohmann, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) talks about Republicans' promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
  • Dec 16, 2016
Speaking to The Washington Post Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that it will be a lot easier to repeal Obamacare than replace it, due to Senate procedure. “Repealing it easier and faster because that could be a 51 vote," McCarthy said. "Replacing is going to be 60 votes." Asked when Congress would begin the process of repealing or replacing the law, McCarthy said he doesn’t want to put a time limit to get it done by a certain date. “I want to make sure it gets done right,” he said. “You need to make sure you replace it properly.”
  • Nov 29, 2016
Speaking at The Washington Post Monday, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said several government agencies should be removed due to lack of function and purpose, including the Department of Housing Urban Development, which he said has “more than outlived its usefulness.” Additionally, while acknowledging that there are productive areas within The Department of Commerce, an agency he has previously said should be removed, on Monday Johnson said the agency is made of “crony capitalism.” He also said he didn’t know what the Department of Homeland Security actually does.
  • Oct 24, 2016
Speaking to The Washington Post's James Hohmann Tuesday, Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said Democrats struggle to reach rural voters. "We don't do as good of a job at speaking directly to rural voters," he said, noting that the party generally reaches other minority groups. Despite this, Vilsack says there is an opportunity for Clinton to "drive a wedge" between her and Donald Trump in Iowa, who he says has wavered on his position on renewable fuel standards, an issue important to rural voters in the Midwest.
  • Sep 27, 2016
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About Daily 202 Live
James Hohmann, a Post national political correspondent and author of The Daily 202, will interview Beltway power players and political operatives about the issues and news shaping Washington.