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Baiocco Confirmation Signals the Beginning of a New Paradigm at CPSC

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed Dana Baiocco (pronounced “Bee Awe Co”) as a Commissioner for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission with a term that runs through October of 2024. The confirmation took over eight...more

Confirmation of Dana Baiocco as CPSC Commissioner Ends Democrat Majority

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Months after she was initially nominated, today the U.S. Senate confirmed Dana Baiocco (R) as the next CPSC Commissioner in a 50-45 vote, replacing Marietta Robinson (D), whose term expired in October 2017. Ms. Baiocco’s...more

U.S. Senate Confirms Nomination of John Ring to NLRB

by Polsinelli on

Last month, the United States Senate confirmed attorney John Ring by a 50-48 vote to fill the National Labor Relations Board’s (“Board”) last vacancy. Ring fills the seat vacated by Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra (R) when his...more

Web Exclusive - April 2018: The Top 19 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first four months...more

Senate confirms 5 nominees to serve as FTC commissioners

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed five individuals—three Republicans and two Democrats—nominated by President Trump to serve as FTC commissioners.  ...more

Senate Confirms Full Slate of New FTC Commissioners

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Senate yesterday confirmed all five nominees to the Federal Trade Commission by voice vote, which means the five-person body will soon be restored to full capacity after over a year with only two Commissioners. Current...more

President Trump Indicates Softer Stance on Cannabis

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

After threatening to block any Department of Justice nominations following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memorandum, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado said in a statement that President Trump has given...more

Frustrations Grow As Nominations Are Delayed

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Scott Mugno’s confirmation to head OSHA appears to be one of three key Department of Labor nominees caught up in political arm wrestling. Republicans are blaming Democrats for delaying the process by drawing out debates to...more

With Senate Confirmation of NLRB Member John Ring, NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Yesterday, the Senate, voting along party lines 50 to 48, confirmed John Ring as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. With Ring’s confirmation, the five-member NLRB is now fully staffed with a 3-2 Republican...more

Senate Confirms John Ring To NLRB

The GOP majority is back, baby! The Senate confirmed John Ring's appointment to the National Labor Relations Board, filling the vacancy created when former Chairman Philip Miscimarra stepped down in December....more

Ring Confirmed To Join NLRB

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

John Ring, a management labor attorney, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, filling the NLRB’s only remaining vacancy. Ring was confirmed by a 50-48 vote. ...more

John Ring Expected To Be Confirmed To NLRB This Week

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

According to an April 9, 2018, press release by the office of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Ring, a management labor attorney, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week to serve as a member...more

March Antitrust Bulletin

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Two More FTC Nominees Pass Senate Committee, Await Full Senate Vote - On Jan. 25, Donald Trump nominated Christine S. Wilson and Noah Joshua Phillips to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Christine Wilson...more

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Confirmation Hearings on FTC Chair and Commissioner Nominees

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held confirmation hearings yesterday for the four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission: Joseph Simons (nominated as Chair), Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, and...more

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Testifies Before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs at the committee’s Financial Stability Oversight Council annual report to Congress hearing. In his prepared...more

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing for Three Financial Regulatory Agency Nominees

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing for three individuals whose nominations to US federal financial institution regulator positions are pending...more

Jerome Powell Confirmed as Next Chair of the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate voted 84-13 in favor of confirming Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. During the confirmation vote, Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Banking,...more

White House sends four FTC nominations to Senate

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On January 25, the White House announced that President Trump had sent the nominations of four individuals to the Senate to serve as FTC commissioners. Three of the nominations, those of Joseph Simons, Rohit Chopra, and Noah...more

Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

Vote On Scott Mugno To Lead OSHA Delayed

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A vote on Scott Mugno to become the head of OSHA has been postponed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Mr. Mugno had already won approval by the committee on a straight-party line vote on...more

Senate Returns Buerkle and Baiocco Nominations to White House, While the Temporary 3-1 Democratic Majority on the Commission...

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

As previously reported here, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle has been awaiting Senate confirmation as permanent Chairman of the CPSC, and Jones Day litigator Dana Baiocco has been awaiting confirmation as the replacement...more

Kate O’Scannlain Confirmed For Solicitor

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Kate O’Scannlain was confirmed as the Solicitor of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor by the Senate on December 21, 2017. O’Scannlain will serve as the Agency’s top lawyer, helping the Labor Department set the policy...more

Beltway Buzz - December, 2017 #4

“Let me tell you how it will be; There’s one for you, nineteen for me.” The taxman will look a little different beginning in 2018, as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by Congress on December 20—by far the most significant...more

Senate Banking Committee Approves Nomination of Jerome Powell as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Senate Banking Committee overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Jerome Powell as Fed Chairman...more

US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Holds Nomination Hearing of Jerome Powell

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held the nomination hearing of Jerome Powell to serve as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Governor Powell’s written testimony briefly discussed his background and...more

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