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  • Senate Confirms Marvin Kaplan for NLRB

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Update: Kaplan Approved by Senate

Last evening, by a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate approved Marvin Kaplan to become the fourth Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Kaplan joins the current Chair of the Board, Phil Miscimarra as the other Republican. The Board also has two Democrats, Mark Pearce and Lauren McFerran. William Emanuel, the other Republican nominee who will serve as the fifth and final Member of the Board, still awaits Senate confirmation, which will likely to occur after the August recess.

Senate Confirmation Vote on Marvin Kaplan Today at 5 PM

From Politico Pro, here’s an update on the confirmation of National Labor Relations Board nominee ┬áMarvin Kaplan.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on NLRB nominee Marvin Kaplan at 5 p.m today.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s motion to move up the vote followed a fiery speech opposing Kaplan by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who accused the nominee of seeking to undermine workers throughout his career as a congressional attorney.

“The president’s appointment to the National Labor Relations Board is pretty much a guy who has tried to make sure workers don’t get a foothold in our economy,” Brown said in his floor speech.

Brown invoked the words of Pope Francis, saying Kaplan and Republicans with similar views seek to demean the value of work by weakening unions. In a speech last month, Pope Francis said, “The capitalism of our time does not understand the value of the trade union, because it has forgotten the social nature of the economy, of the business. This is one of the greatest sins.”

Update: Kaplan Approved by Senate

Last evening, by a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate approved Marvin Kaplan to become the fourth Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Kaplan joins the current Chair of the Board, Phil Miscimarra as the other Republican. The Board also has two Democrats, Mark Pearce and Lauren McFerran. William Emanuel, the other Republican nominee who will serve as the fifth and final Member of the Board, still awaits Senate confirmation, which will likely to occur after the August recess.