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Mugno, Labor Nominees Could See Boost From Shorter Senate Recess

June 29, 2018, 10:23 PM

Senate leaders’ decision to keep the chamber in session through the traditional August break could provide more time to confirm languishing Trump administration nominees—including Scott Mugno, the president’s pick to lead OSHA.

Mugno, former health and safety director for FedEx Ground, was nominated Oct. 27, 2017. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been without a Senate-confirmed director for more than 530 days, since David Michaels—who served in the role during the Obama administration—stepped down on Jan. 10, 2017.

It is the longest the agency has been under acting leadership in more than 25 years. Loren ...

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