Victoria A. Lipnic was nominated as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards Administration by President Bush in January 2002 and approved by the U.S. Senate on March 22, 2002. Lipnic received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Allegheny College and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. From 1984 to 1988, Lipnic served on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce staff. Following this, she worked for a year as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Trade Development and the International Trade Administration. Lipnic also served as in-house counsel to the U.S. Postal Service from 1994 until 2000. Prior to her appointment, she served as workforce policy counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce. Lipnic was a contributor to the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign, donating $2,000.