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Error Swearing in NLRB Democrat Draws GOP Heat on Agency Actions

Oct. 27, 2021, 11:27 PM

Republican members of the House and Senate labor committees criticized federal labor board Chair Lauren McFerran (D) for not promptly disclosing an error related to member David Prouty’s swearing-in this summer, setting up a partisan battle over Prouty’s actions during his first days in office.

Prouty, a Democrat, was sworn in as a member of the National Labor Relations Board on the morning of Aug. 28, but it wasn’t until Sept. 22 that President Joe Biden signed Prouty’s presidential commission, according to a letter McFerran sent to members of Congress on Oct. 8. The presidential commission is a document presidents ...

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