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August 3, 2021

Senate Labor Panel Approves Parker Nomination With Two GOP Votes

June 16, 2021 at 6:41 PM
The Senate labor committee backed Doug Parker’s nomination as the next head of OSHA on a mostly party-line vote June 16, setting the stage for his likely confirmation by the full Senate later this summer, just as the agency is laying out its first rulemaking agenda in the Biden era following its release of the long-awaited COVID-19 standard. Although the labor committee conducts its business meetings -- where lawmakers vote on advancing bills and nominees -- behind closed doors, a...

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