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March 16, 2021, 2:33 PMUpdated: March 16, 2021, 7:41 PM

DOL No. 2 Pick Defends Jobless Aid Record Amid GOP Criticism (2)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Julie Su, the nominee for deputy U.S. labor secretary, sought to win Senate approval by highlighting her career-long dedication to addressing the struggles of low-wage workers—an argument made during a confirmation hearing Tuesday that was dominated by Republican attacks on her record.

Su, the secretary of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, introduced herself to the Senate labor panel by discussing her advocacy for vulnerable, immigrant workers—one of the demographics that’s been hardest hit by the pandemic. But she spent a significant portion of the hearing’s question-and-answer phase defending steps she took as California’s top workforce regulator to respond to ...

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