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Senate Nears Labor Secretary Scalia Confirmation Vote

Sept. 25, 2019, 6:56 PM

The Senate is set to vote to confirm labor secretary pick Eugene Scalia Sept. 26, as the Trump administration continues to move ahead with a series of regulations to update federal workplace laws.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Sept. 25 filed cloture on the the nomination, setting Scalia up for a confirmation vote. McConnell told reporters he expects lawmakers to vote to confirm Scalia, the son of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, before Congress embarks on a two-week recess.

The Republican-majority Senate is expected to confirm Scalia over concerns from Democrats about his record as a private...

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