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By Ben Penn
Nov. 7 — The status of Labor Department priorities for the next four years rests in voters’ hands.
A Hillary Clinton administration would be expected to more or less carry out President Barack Obama’s regulatory and policy initiatives at the DOL. Donald Trump’s blank governing track record creates far more doubt about what the agency’s role would be if he wins. But DOL activity under recent Republican administrations may lend insight.
Congressional election results will also help determine what to expect out of the department. That includes key personnel appointments and confirmations, regulatory and guidance changes, enforcement tactics, union relationships and just how much the next president will have to rely on the bully pulpit to get things accomplished.
A Clinton win with a GOP-controlled Senate, for instance, could make it tough to get a new labor secretary confirmed. Republicans may be looking to curb what they view as an overreaching DOL under Obama.
A Trump White House, on the other hand, would raise questions about how the Justice Department handles defense of several significant DOL regulations that face pending lawsuits.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how the Nov. 8 election outcomes could shake out at the Frances Perkins Building:
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