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Murray Statement on Status of Puzder Nomination

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor.


“Eight weeks and four canceled hearing dates since his nomination was announced, we still have yet to see a single shred of paperwork from Mr. Puzder—but what we have heard is story after story about how he spent his career squeezing workers for profit, leaving many with lost wages, no financial security, and no retirement. Simply put, Mr. Puzder’s nomination is a broken promise to the workers President Trump said he would put first, and if Mr. Puzder ever does come before our committee, he’s going to have a lot of explaining to do.”


Senators Murray and Warren recently released a report documenting worker mistreatment at chain restaurants operated by CKE, where Puzder served as CEO. In January, the senators hosted a Senate forum where workers shared stories of lost wages, overtime violations, and poor working conditions.