Senate Confirms Marvin Kaplan for NLRB

Washington Examiner covers Marvin Kaplan’s confirmation to the National Labor Relations Board.

The Senate on Wednesday approved President Trump’s pick of Marvin Kaplan to fill an open seat on the National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency.

The 50-48 vote came after the Republican majority broke a Democratic filibuster on the nomination earlier in the day by another 50-48 vote.

Supporters of the pick argue that the board tilted heavily pro-union under Obama and that Kaplan’s confirmation would restore balance. “The confirmation of Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board will get the agency one step closer to being able to take up desperately needed reforms. In recent years, the NLRB has put out job-killing decisions and regulations that favor the interests of organized labor over individual workers and job creators,” said Trey Kovacs, labor policy expert with the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute think tank.

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