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Hickenlooper Advances Renomination of Su to Lead Labor Dept

Feb 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper voted to advance Acting Secretary Julie Su to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. Su has served as Acting Secretary since March 2023 when former Secretary Walsh left the position. Republicans previously refused to support Su’s nomination, preventing her final confirmation. Today’s HELP Committee vote once again advances Su towards a full Senate confirmation vote. 

“Julie Su is a tried-and-true leader who understands the challenges of workers and small business owners,” said Senator Hickenlooper. “For decades she’s been advocating for workers and investing in the workforce of tomorrow.” 

Su brings decades of experience to the department, including work on wage theft, anti-trafficking measures, and training partnerships that connect Americans to good-paying jobs, with or without a four-year degree. Su also has a proven track record representing workers and organized labor groups while serving as deputy secretary at the Department of Labor. 


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