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Labor Secretary Nominee Walsh to Get Committee Vote Feb. 11

Feb. 4, 2021, 8:14 PM

President Joe Biden’s nominee for labor secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, is scheduled for the first of two Senate confirmation votes Feb. 11.

  • The Senate labor panel is expected to approve Walsh’s nomination with support from at least some Republicans, including Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the committee’s ranking member
  • Walsh will then have to win approval from the 50-50 split Senate to receive final confirmation
  • He’s poised to be the first union member in nearly half a century to serve as labor secretary, though he promised at his Feb. 4 confirmation hearing to work with Republicans