McConnell's In-Law Sees Time Run Out On PBGC Nomination

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 8:40 PM EST) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law will not be taking the reins of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. anytime soon, as President Trump’s nomination of the ex-businessman has expired due to U.S. Senate inaction.

That leaves Tom Reeder, the former Paul Hastings LLP attorney who has helmed the agency since 2015, to continue leading it until his term expires in October 2020, unless Trump puts forth another nomination.

Trump’s May 2018 nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, a former businessman from Connecticut who is married to McConnell’s wife’s sister, to lead the PBGC took many in the government by surprise.

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