Boxer sets vote to move McCarthy nomination, Republicans or no
Saying she hopes Republicans on the panel will attend, Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer announced plans for a second attempt to vote on the "important nomination" of Gina McCarthy to head U.S. EPA.
Republican opposition to Perez nomination grows
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin is hoping the third time's the charm. The Iowa Democrat has scheduled a third confirmation vote for Thursday morning on President Obama's nominee for Labor secretary, Thomas Perez, who would oversee mine and energy industry worker safety.