The Senate HELP Committee met to report out a slate of key labor nominees. While David Michaels’ nomination to head OSHA has been postponed, all other nominees cleared the Committee. Unfortunately, included in this slate was SEIU associate general counsel Craig Becker. Sen. McCain (R-AZ) requested a roll call vote on his nomination, and Ranking Member Sen. Enzi (R-WY) and Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) voted with every Democrat on the Committee in support of Becker’s nomination. Final vote was 15 to 8.
Sen. McCain stated that he plans to place a hold on Mr. Becker’s nomination as it now heads to the Senate floor. (UPDATE AP story.)
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