Senate committee confirms OSHA nominee Michaels (11/20)
“I am pleased that we have moved the nominations of Mr. Michaels and Ms. Hyde forward,” Chairman Harkin said in a prepared statement. “Our nation’s labor and health systems face critical challenges, and public servants of their caliber are assets to the American people. I urge their swift confirmation.”
According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Government Affairs Director Aaron Trippler, no testimony was presented. A simple vote was taken to approve the nomination. Two Republican Senators voted no.
The Senate must now vote to approve the nomination. Trippler said in an email notice that he has no idea when this might occur, but probably within a day or two. “It is a near certainty he will be confirmed,” said Trippler.