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McConnell Puts Brother-in-Law Nomination to PBGC on Fast Track

April 11, 2019, 7:31 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis to serve as the head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. on the fast track, setting up votes on the nominee when lawmakers return from a two-week break on April 29.

  • McConnell filed for cloture, a move to cut off debate, on the nomination of Hartogensis, his brother-in-law, before lawmakers began their annual spring recess
  • Hartogensis is nominated to serve a five-year term at the head of the PBGC
  • McConnell undertook moves to advance the nomination of Hartogensis quickly after his nomination was approved by the Senate Health, Education, ...