The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) will hold a hearing this morning to determine whether Sharon Block’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board should be sent to the full Senate.  The reader will recall that Ms. Block was one of President Obama’s controversial “recess appointees” that were declared Constitutionally unsound by the U.S. Supreme Court in its recent Noel Canning decision. 

Assuming that her nomination is approved by the HELP Committee, Ms. Block’s Board appointment will go before the full Senate for a vote.  While labor watchers expect the Senate to confirm her appointment, politicos speculate that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) may delay the vote until after the November midterms.