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Labor Nominee Still Faces GOP Hold

By Ed O'Keefe
A Senate panel voted along party lines Wednesday to approve President Obama's nominee for the third-ranking post at the Labor Department. Despite the vote, Republicans say they will place a hold on the nomination and once again raise their concerns on the Senate floor before a full vote.

The Senate HELP Committee voted 13 to 10 to approve New York State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith for labor solicitor. If confirmed, she will serve as general counsel to Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis.

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By Kendra Nichols  |  October 7, 2009; 2:10 PM ET
Categories:  Senate , Votes  
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