Republicans Stand Firm Against EEOC Nominee Feldblum (1)

Dec. 20, 2018, 2:26 PM; Updated: Dec. 20, 2018, 8:31 PM

Senate Republicans are threatening to end the 115th Congress without confirming President Donald Trump’s Democratic pick for the agency tasked with fighting workplace harassment and discrimination. Such action could hobble the federal agency amid the #MeToo movement.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) Dec. 19 reinforced the opposition despite a plea from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to confirm Chai Feldblum (D) for another term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Senate leadership is negotiating a deal on unanimous consent of several of Trump’s nominees awaiting Senate confirmation, which traditionally happens before the chamber convenes for the year. Such a deal, however, might...

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