It was starting to feel like the confirmation that wasn’t, but at long last, the US Senate Committee on Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) has finally approved the nomination of NLRB member nominee John Ring and sent it to the full Senate. Over the past week, the announced vote on President Trump’s latest NLRB nominee was postponed on March 7, March 8 and March 12, but finally brought up for approval before the committee on Wednesday. The need for the Senate to confirm Ring for the final Director position at the NLRB took on added importance with the vacating of the Hy-Brand decision late last month. That action restored the Obama-era definition of joint-employer. By a party line vote of 12-11, Ring’s nomination was advanced to the floor of the full Senate for a final confirmation vote that could take place as early as next week.