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Senate Panel to Vote on Labor Nominee Scalia Sept. 24

Sept. 17, 2019, 3:26 PM

A Senate committee will vote Sept. 24 on whether to approve Trump labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia for a final confirmation vote.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee scheduled the vote five days after Scalia will testify before the same panel at a confirmation hearing Sept. 19. The panel, and later the full Senate, is likely to approve along party lines the management attorney and son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the committee, announced the vote amid complaints from the panel’s ranking member Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that Republican leadership...

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