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Trumka: Bring On The Recess Appointments

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Earlier this evening, Craig Becker's nomination to serve on the National Labor Relations Board failed to over come a filibuster. The final vote was 52-33 with 15 members not voting.

During his year in office, Obama has faced unprecedented obstruction of his nominees by Republicans in the Senate. Just last night, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) lifted a blanket hold he'd placed on all of the President's executive branch picks. Today, for the first time, Obama said he may have to use his Presidential prerogative to situate his nominees using recess appointments, simply to get his administration staffed.