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Pick for Top Lawyer at Federal Labor Agency Sent to Senate

Feb. 12, 2020, 9:53 PM

The agency that protects federal workers’ union rights again has a nominee for its general counsel position, which is responsible for prosecuting unfair labor practice charges in cases involving government employees, unions, and agencies.

President Donald Trump renominated Catherine Bird to be general counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The Senate didn’t vote at the end of the first session of the 116th Congress to hold over Bird’s earlier nomination, which was then returned to the president. Bird’s new nomination was sent to the Senate on Wednesday.

Bird is an attorney with the Department of Health and Human Services...

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