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EEOC Nominee Must Wait Until Next Year for Senate Confirmation

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:24 PM

A Senate committee will vote on the pending nomination of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member nominee Keith Sonderling next year.

The delay on Sonderling’s confirmation is sure to ruffle feathers in the business community, which had been hoping for a year-end deal to add the current Labor Department official to the commission.

Sonderling, who currently serves as the Labor Department’s deputy administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, was tapped for the EEOC’s Republican seat in July. The Senate is scheduled to go on a holiday break starting Dec. 16, and no additional votes on nominees in the Senate Health,...

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