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Senate Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing on McFerran NLRB Nomination

By Edwin S. Hopson

The U.S. Senate’s Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) has set a full committee hearing for November 20, 2014, on the nomination of Lauren McFerran to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. She was just nominated by the President on November 12, 2014.

Assuming the HELP Committee votes out her nomination to the full Senate, since the Democrats still control the Senate, she may well be confirmed prior to the end of the lame-duck session.


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Griffin Approved by HELP Committee to be NLRB General Counsel

By Edwin S. Hopson

On September 18, 2013, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hold an executive session at which it approved by a vote of 13 to 9 the nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  It also unanimously approved the nomination of Scott Dahl to be Inspector General of the Department of Labor.

The ranking member of the HELP Committee, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), stated in a press release that he expected Griffin to be confirmed by the full senate in an up or down vote.   Alexander also indicated he was looking for a long-term fix to take partisanship out of the NLRB.