Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Law360 Employment Authority, in “Biden Wage Chief Setback Shows Divide Over Nominee,” by Max Kutner. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Senate Republicans and three Democrats blocked the chamber from moving to a vote on President Joe Biden's pick for U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division chief ...

Paul DeCamp of Epstein Becker Green, who also led the Wage and Hour Division under Bush, said Schumer must have known how the vote would turn out.

"Sen. Schumer is a pro. He knows how to count to 50," DeCamp said. "He brought the vote forward knowing that it was going to fail. I think that's the only reasonable inference here."

DeCamp said the reason for bringing the vote could have been "to clear the decks to get Weil out of the Senate and to move onto someone else, essentially to send a message to the administration that it's probably time to look at a different nominee."


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