Former House Aide Takes No. 2 Spot at OSHA

July 25, 2017, 4:36 PM

Loren Sweatt, a longtime top policy adviser to House Republicans on workforce safety, has been named deputy assistant secretary at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In her new role, Sweatt becomes the de facto head of the agency as the Trump administration has yet to confirm or nominate a new OSHA chief. Her position does not require Senate confirmation.

“You are the acting assistant secretary in that role, even if you don’t have the actual title,” Jordan Barab, who held the same job during the Obama administration, told Bloomberg BNA. “So she will be heading ...

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