Inside OSHA

October 22, 2019

Senate Confirms Scalia As Labor Secretary, Boosting Deregulatory Agenda

September 27, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Senators in a 53-44 vote on Sept. 26 confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee Eugene Scalia to head the Department of Labor (DOL), clearing the path for him to be sworn in and pursue an agenda that Democrats fear will advance the administration’s deregulatory agenda at OSHA with rule rollbacks that increase risks to worker safety. A total of 43 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) voted against Scalia’s nomination, while 53 Republicans voted in favor, with three senators not voting:...

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