Ranking Member Scott, CAPAC Chair Chu Support Su to Serve as Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON  Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-28) released the following statements after the Biden Administration renominated Julie Su to serve as Department of Labor Secretary. 

Ranking Member Scott: “I fully support President Biden’s decision to renominate Acting Secretary Julie Su to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor. During her tenure at the Department of Labor, Acting Secretary Su has been instrumental to the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to rebuild the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. 

“As a first-generation law school graduate and the daughter of immigrants who owned a small laundromat and a franchise pizza restaurant, Ms. Su is the embodiment of America. She is also a committed public servant who has dedicated her career to serving workers and families during her tenure as California Labor Commissioner, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Acting Secretary of Labor. 

“Ultimately, when workers do better, businesses do better, and so does the economy. Under the hard work of Acting Secretary Su, the Department of Labor has made significant progress to expand workplace protections and ensure workers are paid what they are owed. Further, thanks to President Biden, Acting Secretary Su, and actions taken by Democrats last Congress, unemployment rates remain near historic lows, our job market is continuing to grow, and workers are seeing higher wages. 

“Julie Su is an impeccably qualified candidate to serve as Secretary of Labor, and she is integral to our sustained economic recovery.”

CAPAC Chair Chu: “The daughter of immigrant small business owners, Julie Su has a storied career supporting workers’ rights, working with the business community and organized labor, and helping grow our economy. She has been a superb leader of the Department of Labor—first as a Senate-confirmed Deputy Secretary and now as Acting Secretary—helping implement workplace training programs, convening business and labor to avoid costly shutdowns, and looking out for everyday American workers.

“I welcome President Biden’s renomination of Acting Secretary Su to the Secretary role, which would make her the first AANHPI Cabinet Secretary in the Biden-Harris Administration, and I urge the Senate to swiftly confirm her elevation and finally put in place permanent leadership at the Department.”


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