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Pair of Confirmations Positions Democrats to Control NLRB (2)

July 28, 2021, 7:35 PMUpdated: July 28, 2021, 10:44 PM

The Senate confirmed a pair of well-known union attorneys to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, cementing a Democratic takeover of the agency that’s likely to result in a series of pro-labor actions.

The chamber confirmed David Prouty in a 53-46 vote Wednesday evening after signing off on the nomination of Gwynne Wilcox by a 52-47 margin earlier in the day.

Prouty will replace Republican member William Emanuel, whose term ends next month, and Wilcox will fill a seat that’s been vacant since 2018. Once Prouty is seated, Democrats will hold a 3-2 edge on the board.

Democratic control ...