Bloomberg Law
March 12, 2021, 4:02 PM

DOL Deputy Pick Julie Su Faces Intensifying Confirmation Battle

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Julie Su’s qualifications to be President Joe Biden’s deputy labor secretary are under escalating scrutiny in what’s shaping up as an unusually raucous confirmation battle for a subcabinet post at a lower-profile department.

Campaigns from both sides of the political aisle are heating up prior to the Senate labor panel’s March 16 confirmation hearing for Su, who is currently California’s labor secretary.

On the left, multiple sign-on letters are circulating among progressive and Asian American organizations seeking to protect Su from targeted opposition by highlighting her record as a worker-rights visionary. On the right, conservative and business groups are mounting ...

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