Bloomberg Law
June 9, 2021, 6:56 PMUpdated: June 9, 2021, 10:42 PM

DOL’s Walsh Makes Regulatory News, Clashes With GOP on Hill (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh defended the Biden administration’s efforts to repair a recovering economy in House testimony Wednesday, fielding tough questions from Republicans on expanded unemployment benefits while delighting Democrats by teasing out his worker-focused agenda.

Walsh made two key announcements on regulatory initiatives and emphasized his agency’s ability to strengthen the workforce if Congress gives it a significant rise in job-training funds. The nearly five-hour affair before the House Education and Labor Committee yielded Walsh’s most comprehensive public comments since joining the Cabinet in March, and some of the strongest pushback he’s received from across the aisle.

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