April 11, 2018 / 9:39 PM / a year ago

Senate confirms Trump NLRB nominee, handing control to Republicans

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed management-side lawyer John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board, giving control of the agency back to Republicans and paving the way for what is expected to be a series of pro-business rulings.

The Republican-led Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Ring, a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, to a five-year term. The board now has three Republicans appointed by President Donald Trump and two Democrats.

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