By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – A final vote to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next Labor Secretary is set for Monday in Washington.

The Senate finished debate on Walsh’s nomination Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for the final vote.

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Walsh testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee back on February 4.

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If confirmed, he would be the first union member to be Secretary of Labor in nearly 50 years.

Walsh was first elected mayor in 2013. Before that, he was a state representative for nearly 20 years and held leadership positions in multiple labor unions.

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If and when Walsh officially steps down as mayor, Boston City Council President Kim Janey would become acting mayor.

CBSBoston.com Staff