Scott Statement on Andrew Puzder

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor:

“The Department of Labor has a responsibility to ensure our nation’s working people earn a living wage, come home safe at the end of the day, and retire with dignity.  Committee Democrats had serious concerns with Mr. Puzder’s nomination from the beginning, which we raised in a letter to Senators Alexander and Murray.  I hope that President Trump’s next nominee for Secretary of Labor will be someone who will fight for increased wages, safer working conditions, and retirement security for America’s workers.”

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