On September 27, the Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Constance Barker to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for another five-year term. First nominated by former President George W. Bush in 2008, Barker is one of two Republican members serving on the five-member Commission. Other members of the EEOC include fellow Republican Victoria Lipnic, as well as Chair Jacqueline Berrien (D), Stuart Ishimaru (D) and Chai Feldblum (D).
Barker has worked in both the public and private sectors since graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977. Her positions have included Alabama state prosecutor, part-time municipal judge, general counsel for a school system, and law firm shareholder. Barker will continue serving as a member of the EEOC until her term expires on July 1, 2016.