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Murray: Third Delay of Hearing on Trump Labor Nominee Raises Questions

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senator Patty  Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the announcement that a hearing on President Trump’s nominee for the Department of Labor, CEO Andrew Puzder, will be delayed for a third time until February 7th.


“This is now the fourth hearing date that has been set for Mr. Puzder, and we have yet to receive any of his required paperwork. If those documents raise more concerns about Mr. Puzder’s record or his ability to lead an agency dedicated to standing up for workers and families, Congress and the public deserve to know what they are.”


Hearings for Puzder have previously been planned for January 12th, January 17th, and February 2nd. Yesterday, Senator Murray sent a letter to Puzder urging him to submit required paperwork to the Committee and noting that with the exception of those announced in the last two weeks, Puzder is the only Cabinet nominee who has yet to do so. Puzder’s selection was announced  seven weeks ago, on December 8th.