Obama's Controversial NLRB GC Pick Nets Committee OK

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Members of a U.S. Senate Committee on Wednesday signed off on President Barack Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to serve as the National Labor Relations Board general counsel, setting the stage for what could be a contentious vote from the full Senate, given the controversy swirling around Griffin's nomination.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved the selection of Griffin as the board's top lawyer with a 13-9 vote in an executive session. The vote fell mostly along party lines with Sen. Lisa...
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