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Feb. 11, 2021, 3:13 PM

Labor Secretary Nominee Marty Walsh Advanced by Senate Committee

Benjamin Penn

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted 18-4 to advance President Joe Biden‘s nomination of Marty Walsh to be U.S. secretary of labor.

  • The panel’s vote sets up Walsh — the two-term Democratic mayor of Boston — for a final up-or-down confirmation vote by the full Senate, although timing remains unclear
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has urged senators to confirm Walsh
  • Previously: Labor Pick Walsh Strikes Unifier Stance in Senate Hearing

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