Senate rejects nominee for National Labor Relations Board
- Year: 2010
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Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, has dropped his hold on most of President Obama’s 70 nominees. He made the move after receiving the attention from the White House he wanted in regards to two projects for his state, one a multibillion dollar contract with Northrup Grumman. Some of the nominees have been blocked for more than a year now.
With the process back on track, the Senate took up and rejected Obama's controversial nominee to sit on the National Labor Relations Board by a vote of 52 - 33. The debate over Craig Becker to sit on the board was a proxy debate on the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “Card Check”. The measure, supported by unions and opposed by business, is also stalled in the Senate. FSRN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell reports.