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Two Trump DOL Officials Join Senate Panel as Labor Watchdogs

April 7, 2021, 10:01 PM

A Senate committee has hired Loren Sweatt and Matt Mimnaugh, two Trump-era Labor Department officials, as GOP oversight staffers with jurisdiction over their old agency, continuing the traditional pipeline between the DOL and Capitol Hill.

Their arrival to the minority office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which was confirmed by a senior GOP aide on the panel, is a reversal to the situation facing the committee’s Democratic office, which lost its top two labor staffers when they joined the Biden administration’s DOL in February.

One of those departures, former labor policy director Nikki McKinney, has recently ...

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