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Senate withdraws vote on Colvin to lead Social Security
Senate withdraws vote on Colvin to lead Social Security

Hours after they passed a $1 trillion government spending bill, Senate Democratic leaders withdrew a scheduled vote this week on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration -- a move that appeared to derail her chances for confirmation. Carolyn W. Colvin -- an Odenton resident with a long history at the independent, Woodlawn-based agency -- had faced late opposition from Republicans over a faulty, $300 million computer system. Colvin has served as acting commissioner since early 2013. Despite concerns about an ongoing inspector general investigation into the system, Democrats scheduled a vote on Monday for Colvin along with several other...

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