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How labor nominee's worker advocacy history informs her work today

A landmark sweatshop case and immigrant parents helped inspire Julie Su's efforts for vulnerable workers, a 19th reporter says.
Julie Su goes before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on April 20.
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Another challenge for the Biden administration: thousands of federal appointments

Jan 22, 2021
Biden is inheriting a depleted federal workforce requiring thousands of appointments, including many that need Senate confirmation.
The Senate confirmation hearing for Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's pick for secretary of Homeland Security, on Jan. 19.
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Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

Oct 22, 2020
For the first time in decades, one strategist says, the Supreme Court has been a bigger motivator for Democrats than for Republicans.
Between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.
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Where Trump's Secretary of State falls on climate change

Jan 10, 2017
An oil CEO may seem dire for climate change, but he has some moderate leanings.
Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson gestures while speaking at a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington on the energy innovations that have led to a new era of energy abundance for North America in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. 


Inside the vetting process for Trump's nominees

Jan 9, 2017
Ethics officials are concerned at the pace of confirmation hearings.
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus hugs President-elect Donald Trump during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. 


Boeing laments hamstrung Ex-Im Bank

Apr 8, 2016
Vacancies on the bank's board have limited its ability to lend
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