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  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill.
  • Labor lawyer, NLRB nominee Schiffer heads to full Senate

    WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week. Nancy Jean Schiffer,...

    Labor lawyer Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB

    Labor lawyer Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB
    An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management. "I understand that this position is different,"...

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez
    Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department. After days of escalating rhetoric,...

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...