As reported here, the Senate late last year unanimously refused to carry over Mr. Becker’s nomination for consideration in the next Session of Congress. The nomination was thus returned to President Obama. Now, according to the New York Times, President Obama has decided to renominate Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Due to the controversy surrounding Mr. Becker’s beliefs and the fact that Senator McCain already placed a hold on Mr. Becker’s first nomination, this is a bold move for the President. Hopefully, this time the Senate HELP committee will hold hearings to allow for a robust debate regarding Mr. Becker’s qualifications.