Foxx, Kiley to Biden: End Anti-Worker Julie Su’s Reign
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 4, 2024
WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) sent a letter to President Biden requesting he not renominate Julie Su to head the Department of Labor (DOL) following her failure to garner enough support in the Senate to confirm her nomination.
In the letter Foxx and Kiley write: “[T]he highest position at DOL continues to be held by an official who does not have enough support to be confirmed to lead the agency on a permanent basis. Many of the objections to Ms. Su’s nomination come from her … allowing fraudsters to steal $32 billion in unemployment insurance from California taxpayers. Ms. Su was also the chief enforcer of AB 5, a California law that mirrors current federal anti-worker proposals like H.R. 20, the [PRO Act], and DOL’s proposed independent contractor rule. AB 5 denied workers the freedom to earn a living as they choose, costing thousands of workers their jobs.”
The letter continues: “As Deputy Secretary of Labor, Ms. Su … attempted to impose an unconstitutional vaccination rule on American workers. As Acting Secretary of Labor, Ms. Su has continued to pursue a radical agenda against that of the American worker. … Under Acting Secretary Su’s leadership, DOL has demonstrated a clear and persistent disregard for Congress’ role in conducting oversight.”
The letter concludes: “Ms. Su has been dubbed ‘Biden’s forever nominee.’ It is easy to see why. Ms. Su’s nomination has languished because her disastrous background and policy goals have failed to garner the support of a majority of senators. By failing to take the Senate’s inaction on Ms. Su’s nomination as a sign that it is unacceptable to the American people, you have ignored the separation of powers vital to the Constitution. It is time for you to remedy this travesty. Accordingly, we respectfully request you select a new nominee to become the next Secretary of Labor and that you end Ms. Su’s tenure as Acting Secretary of Labor.”
To read the full letter, click here.