Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2021, 6:47 PM

Manchin Raises Concerns Over Biden Pick for Chief Wage Regulator

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has privately voiced concerns about the president’s nominee to be the top federal wage regulator, David Weil, an ardent critic of gig-economy companies who may need Manchin’s support to get confirmed, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

The moderate Democrat’s specific reservations weren’t immediately clear, but they’ve recently come to the attention of multiple senators, industry groups, and the White House, the sources said, requesting anonymity to discuss private conversations. Manchin has indicated he’s not decided whether he will support Weil, the sources added. Manchin’s office declined to comment.

The West Virginian’s holdout status ...

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