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Jobless-Aid Pick Tied in Committee as GOP Blasts Budget Bill (1)

Oct. 26, 2021, 2:48 PMUpdated: Oct. 26, 2021, 4:32 PM

A U.S. Senate panel deadlocked along party lines on the president’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest subagency, which oversees the federal-state unemployment insurance system.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 11-11 Tuesday on José Javier Rodríguez to head the Employment and Training Administration, as Republicans used the session to attack Democrats’ efforts to pass a sweeping climate and social spending package through a budgetary process that only requires a simple majority in both chambers.

That means Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will need to schedule an extra vote by the full Senate ...

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