Pressure Mounts on Senate, Trump to Move Labor Nominees

April 22, 2019, 10:17 AM

Republicans were able to speed up the confirmation process for agency nominees, boosting the pressure on the party and the White House to put its stamp on labor and employment policy, observers told Bloomberg Law.

President Donald Trump is more than two years into his term, and still without confirmed political appointees for key slots at the Labor Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Some nominations—such as for Cheryl Stanton, who waited 19 months before being confirmed to run the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division—were sidelined by a slow Senate confirmation process. Other positions remain open because ...

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