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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

LABI and LOGA Endorse President Trump’s Nominations for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

by Liskow & Lewis on

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt Engelhardt to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is currently a partner at Schaeer Duncan LLP in Washington D.C. while...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bitcoin surged to over $11,000 yesterday before falling 20% later in the day, prompting this look from the Journal at the widespread lure of Bitcoin mania....more

US Senate Approves Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate voted to confirm (54-43) the nomination of Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency...more

Senate Hearing Scheduled On Trump Nomination For OSHA Administrator

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Senate hearing scheduled for the White House pick, Scott A. Mugno, as the new Administrator of OSHA. We noted previously that the White House announced on October 27th that it had nominated Scott A....more

Zatezalo Confirmed As The Assistant Secretary Of Labor For The Mine Safety And Health Administration

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On November 15th, 2017, David Zatezalo was confirmed as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The Senate voted 52 for and 46 against to confirm Mr. Zatezalo, as the vote went...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - November 2017 #2

Wheeling Resident David Zatezalo Confirmed to Lead MSHA - "In a strict party-line vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to lead the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. The vote to...more

Senate Confirms David Zatezalo to Head MSHA

By a vote of 52-46, on November 15, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed David G. Zatezalo to be the new Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. Zatezalo takes the position last held by Joseph A. Main, former...more

Otting confirmed as Comptroller of the Currency

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

By a vote of 54-43, Joseph Otting has been confirmed by the Senate as Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Otting is a former president and CEO of California-based OneWest Bank, where he worked with Steven Mnuchin, who now serves...more

Peter Robb Confirmed as NLRB General Counsel

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Former management-side labor attorney Peter Robb was confirmed as the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, the last key piece to what many employers hope will result in the Board’s...more

Robb’s Nomination As NLRB GC Approved by Senate

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Republican Peter Robb to replace Democrat Richard Griffin as National Labor Relations Board General Counsel. Griffin’s term expired on October 31, and Jennifer Abruzzo, who has served as...more

Asking Few Questions, Senate Confirms Peter Robb to Lead NLRB

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On November 8, 2017, Senators voted along party lines to confirm Peter B. Robb as the next general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Once sworn in to his four-year term, Robb will succeed former...more

Senate Approves Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB: How This Will Impact Non-Union Employers

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb was a noted critic of the NLRB under the Obama...more

Senate Confirms President Trump’s Pick for National Labor Relations Board General Counsel

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

In September, President Trump nominated management-side labor and employment lawyer Peter Robb to replace Richard Griffin, whose term expired on November 4, 2017, as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board. ...more

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