Nominee for DOL Wage Chief Tied in Committee, Needs Extra Vote

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:50 PM

The Senate labor committee deadlocked 11-11 Tuesday on David Weil’s nomination for a second stint heading the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, forcing an extra procedural vote to be held before he’s eligible for final consideration.

The party-line tie requires Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to find time for the full Senate to vote on whether to discharge Weil from committee. It wasn’t immediately clear when that vote would take place.

The united Republican opposition to Weil in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, where GOP members called him anti-business, suggests all 50 members of ...

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