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March 31, 2022, 8:05 PM

Weil’s Bid for Wage-Hour Post Derailed by Grassroots Lobbying

Paige Smith
Paige Smith
Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter

The defeat of David Weil, the Biden administration’s pick for top wage and hour regulator, was the result of a months-long grassroots campaign to specifically target and convince moderate Senate Democrats to vote against him.

The U.S. Senate March 30 voted 47-53 on a procedural motion to advance Weil to be the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administrator, turning back the nominee.

Senate Democrats Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), and Mark Kelly (Ariz.) broke from their party to join all Republicans in opposing Weil.

The vote was a public blow to the Biden administration and its labor ...

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