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McConnell Tees Up Senate Vote on DOL Nominee Stanton

April 4, 2019, 9:44 PM

The Senate is set to vote next week on President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on Cheryl Stanton’s nomination April 4. If the motion is adopted, Senate floor debate will be limited to up to two hours before a confirmation vote.

Stanton marks one of the first such possible confirmations since the Senate April 3 voted to changed chamber rules in an effort to help alleviate a logjam of nominees awaiting confirmation. The GOP-led action shortens debate for some judges and administration nominees from 30...

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