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Trump’s Pick to Lead Federal Pension Agency Clears Senate

April 30, 2019, 10:12 PM

Incoming Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director Gordon Hartogensis April 30 finally got the job President Donald Trump offered him last spring.

Senate lawmakers approved the nascent government official’s five-year term, 72-27. Several Democratic senators voted against his appointment. Among them are those with oversight authority of the federal pension insurer on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee who have been asking questions about the political neophyte for months.

Ohio’s delegation was the only one to extend a bipartisan welcome to the former entrepreneur and self-described “problem solver.” Democrat Sherrod Brown and...

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