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Senate Committee Move Forward on Nominees

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(American Meat Institute)The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved, in an en bloc voice vote, approved nominees for administration posts at the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. At the Department of Labor, Christopher P. Lu has been nominated for the position of deputy secretary of Labor. Lu is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and until last year he served in the administration as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary. Portia Y. Wu has been nominated for the position of assistant secretary for Employment and Training. Wu currently works in the White House as the special assistant to the president for labor and workforce policy.

Additionally, the committee endorsed the nomination of Heather Lynn MacDougall to join the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. MacDougall is an attorney who currently works in the labor and employment division of Akerman LLP.

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