In advance of a probable filibuster (with growing support) over Craig Becker’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board, Glen Spencer of the U.S. Chamber’s Workforce Freedom Initiative and former Clinton-Gore advisor Peter Mirijanian swapped commentary on Fox News earlier today:
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The anchor led with the angle that concerns have been raised about Mr. Becker’s ability to implement elements of EFCA via administrative action. Challenged by the anchor, Mr. Spencer conceded "it would be difficult to get some of the ideas in the card check bill through administratively, but there’s no question, I think, that Mr. Becker would try." In a wide-ranging defense of Mr. Becker’s nomination, Mr. Mirijanian dismissed opposition as "politics" and suggested that Mr. Becker would not be able to impose EFCA by "administrative fiat."
As of right now, weather permitting, the Senate intends to take up the vote at around 5 p.m. today.
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