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Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security
Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security

Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances earlier this month. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture to end debate on Colvin during a rare Saturday session in which lawmakers slowly worked their way toward a vote on a $1 trillion spending bill. A vote on Colvin is likely on Monday. The Odenton resident with a long history in Maryland state and federal government had been considered an uncontroversial pick to lead the Woodlawn-based agency -- where she has served as acting commissioner since early 2013. But late...

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