WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate as expected on Tuesday voted to confirm the appointment of five members to the National Labor Relations Board.


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The votes give the NLRB a full complement of members for the first time in more than a decade of contention over nominees. The path to a full slate being approved came as a result of Senate Republicans agreeing to hold “up or down” votes on the nominees in exchange for avoiding proposed rule changes that would limit the minority party’s ability to oppose such executive appointments.

The voting renewed NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce for another five-year term, and also confirmed Kent Hirozawa, Nancy Schiffer, Philip A. Miscimarra and Harry I. Johnson III. The latter two are Republicans.

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