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Senate Confirms Second GOP Board Member to NLRB

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The Washington Free Beacon covers Marvin Kaplan's confirmation to the National Labor Relations Board.

Republicans are no longer the minority at the National Labor Relations Board after the Senate confirmed Marvin Kaplan on Wednesday.

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kaplan nomination to serve as on the agency's top board, which oversees workplace disputes, unfair labor practices, and union elections. Kaplan, who has served as the chief counsel of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission since 2015 after working for the house oversight and workforce committees, will shift the dynamic of the agency's top board.

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Kaplan's appointment was praised by business groups and labor watchdogs, who said that he would help restore balance to the board. Trey Kovacs, a labor policy expert at the pro-free market Competitive Enterprise Institute, said that the confirmation put the agency " one step closer to being able to take up desperately needed reform."

"The NLRB has put out job-killing decisions and regulations that favor the interests of organized labor over individual workers and job creators," he said in a statement.

Read the full article at The Washington Free Beacon.