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Oct 3, 2014

Governor waiting to pick judge for top court

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s waiting until 14 days after the deadline in the law for nominating his next choice for the state’s highest court. In a radio interview Friday, Cuomo says he’s postponing so the state Senate won’t face a confirmation deadline that falls the day before the Nov. 4 election. […]

Nov 22, 2013

Senate panel advances Yellen’s bid to lead Fed

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen’s nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break. The Senate Banking Committee approved her nomination on a 14-8 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-V.Wa., was the only Democrat to oppose Yellen’s […]

Aug 2, 2013

Wolford’s nomination sent to Senate

The nomination of Rochester attorney Elizabeth A. Wolford is on its way to the full Senate, which will decide whether or not to confirm her for a federal judgeship. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday unanimously, by voice vote, agreed to report four pending judicial nominations to the Senate floor. Wolford is being […]

Jul 28, 2013

Wolford answers Republicans’ questions

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is expected to decide Thursday whether or not to forward the nomination of Rochester attorney Elizabeth A. Wolford to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. Her nomination was one of four the committee held over this past Thursday, a common move the first time a nomination appears on […]

Jul 24, 2013

Wolford’s nomination on committee agenda

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to vote Thursday on the nomination of Rochester attorney Elizabeth A. Wolford for a federal judgeship. The vote will be whether or not to send her nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. Wolford is being considered for the Rochester bench of the U.S. […]

Jul 18, 2013

Senate Committee clears nomination of FBI head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote. The 18-0 committee vote will send Comey’s nomination to the Senate floor. The soonest a vote could take place would be early next week. President Barack […]

Jul 18, 2013

Senate nears approval of Labor Department chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved toward approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department after lawmakers, by the thinnest of margins, honored a bipartisan pact and removed procedural obstacles that had been blocking the nomination. The chamber was expected to confirm Thomas Perez as labor secretary by a near party-line roll […]

Jul 3, 2013

Wolford’s Senate committee hearing scheduled

Elizabeth A. Wolford’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary to consider her nomination for a federal judgeship is scheduled for July 10. The agenda was posted to the committee’s website Wednesday. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, who recommended Wolford for the nomination in early March, will preside. Wolford will be one of four […]

May 16, 2013

Obama nominates Wolford

  Rochester attorney Elizabeth A. Wolford’s nomination for a federal judgeship is on its way to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. She was one of three people nominated for federal judgeships Thursday by President Barack Obama. Wolford is a partner at The Wolford Law Firm LLP where she concentrates her practice in the […]

Mar 18, 2013

Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot

WASHINGTON — Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama’s choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation’s chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality. Labor advocates and civil rights groups expect him to bring the same aggressive mindset to the Labor Department, raising the agency’s profile and […]

Mar 5, 2013

Wolford recommended for federal bench

Rochester attorney Elizabeth A. Wolford is being recommended for nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. “Ms. Wolford is a history-making pick, as she would become the first woman to serve as a federal judge in the New York’s Western District,” said Sen. Charles E Schumer in a release […]

Jan 11, 2013

Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight. “He is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy […]

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