WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) released the following statement after President Biden’s decision to nominate Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as the country’s next Secretary of Labor:
“President Biden made the right choice in nominating Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. Throughout her career, Deputy Secretary Su has been a strong and effective champion for working people, fighting to combat wage theft, create jobs and ensure workers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. For the past two years, Deputy Secretary Su has played a critical role at DOL, working closely with Secretary Walsh to build a more inclusive economy that provides every American with the opportunity to succeed.
“When confirmed, Deputy Secretary Su will be the first AAPI Cabinet-level Secretary in the Biden Administration, bringing critical diversity and lived experience to DOL and this Administration. President Biden has shown his continued confidence in Deputy Secretary Su and I look forward to voting to confirm her as quickly as possible so she can continue building on this Administration’s record of standing with working people and ensuring no community is left behind.”
If confirmed, Julie Su would be the first Asian-American in the Biden administration to serve in the Cabinet at the secretary level.