A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs marketing consultant asked whether Washington Redskins cheerleaders were available to promote agency conferences in 2011, according a congressional report.
Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to block President Barack Obama’s nominees unless U.S. lawmakers hear from survivors of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
President Barack Obama’s labor board nominees are seen as being at least as pro-union as the two forced out by Republicans last week, giving businesses little reason to expect a change in board decision-making.
The U.S. labor board may return to full strength next month after Senate leaders struck a deal to jettison two nominees opposed by Republicans and vote on replacements.
President Barack Obama must send the Senate a full slate of National Labor Relations Board members for confirmation, and not just the two Democrats he offered today, top lawmakers in Congress said.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as Republicans and Democrats avoided a rule fight that risked gridlock in the chamber.
Senate confirmation of five U.S. labor board members yesterday, including two Republicans, will give businesses a dissenting voice on the board for the first time in seven months.
President Barack Obama is nominating two members to the National Labor Relations Board as the U.S. agency is in the middle of a partisan fight over the role of government in regulating business.
The Senate is nearing showdown votes today over seven presidential nominees even as leaders seek a last-minute deal to avoid a change to the chamber’s filibuster rules threatened by Democrats.
A Senate committee approved five nominees to the U.S. labor board, including two Democrats ensnared in a legal and political dispute over their appointment a year ago without confirmation.
"There is no dispute that the diamond presently mounted in Harris' ring is colorless."
- Richard Griffin on Dec 09, 2010