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On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Senate confirmed by voice vote both of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). Cynthia L. Attwood was first to be confirmed, followed shortly thereafter by Amanda Wood Laihow. The confirmations come as no surprise, as the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved both candidates on December 3, 2019. As soon as Attwood and Laihow are sworn…
On December 3, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) unanimously approved President Donald Trump’s two nominees to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The president tapped both nominees—Amanda Wood Laihow and Cynthia L. Attwood—for the commission earlier this year in October. Laihow, who currently serves as chief counsel to the commission’s chair, James J. Sullivan, Jr., was nominated to fill the remainder of the unexpired term…
On October 15, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Cynthia L. Attwood to serve as a commissioner on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). If confirmed by the Senate, this would be her third appointment to the Review Commission, and she would, coincidentally, fill the third seat on the three-commissioner panel. Attwood first joined the Review Commission in February of 2010 after being nominated by President Barack Obama in November…
On October 9, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint Amanda Wood Laihow to serve as the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission’s (OSHRC) second commissioner. That addition will give the commission its first quorum in five months and enable it to decide the cases pending before it. Laihow currently serves as the chief counsel to the commission’s chair, James J. Sullivan, Jr., his primary legal advisor. Before she joined the commission’s staff,…