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Foxx, Kline Statements on Nomination of Puzder as Labor Secretary

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), incoming chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. John Kline (R-MN), current committee chairman, released the following statements after President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor:

“Andrew Puzder is a terrific choice to serve as the next secretary of labor,” Chairwoman-designate Foxx said. “Through a long, distinguished career in the private sector, Mr. Puzder has a deep understanding of what it takes to create good-paying jobs and how federal policies can affect the ability of workers and employers to succeed. Mr. Puzder will play a key role in delivering reforms that will help more Americans climb the ladder of opportunity after years of extreme regulations and sluggish economic growth. There is a lot of work ahead to strengthen protections for workers, improve retirement security, lift the regulatory burden on small businesses, and restore balance and fairness to labor policies. I look forward to working with Mr. Puzder to advance these important priorities and congratulate him on this nomination.”

“I want to congratulate Andrew Puzder on his nomination to serve as the next labor secretary,” Chairman Kline said. “His impressive record in the private sector will be extremely valuable as Congress continues to tackle the challenges facing working families and small businesses. Although we were able to work with the current administration on a number of key issues, years of flawed policies and overreaching regulations have made it harder for individuals to succeed. I’m confident Mr. Puzder has the experience and leadership necessary to turn the page and advance positive reforms that will put our nation back on a path toward growth and prosperity.”

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