Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021

Senate Confirms Su as Deputy Secretary of Labor as Three GOPers Miss Vote

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Julie Su, President Joe Biden’s nominee as Deputy Secretary of Labor, was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate despite worries about her inability to stem an avalanche of California unemployment benefit fraud during the CCP Virus-prompted economic lockdown. Su, the Director of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, was confirmed on a straight-party vote, with 48 Democrats and two nominal Independents supporting her nomination and all 47 Republicans present voting against the nomination. The three absent Republican senators were Mike Braun of Indiana, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, and Todd Young of Indiana. Had the GOP trio voted against Su, it would have become necessary for Vice-President Kamala Harris to be presiding over the Senate and cast the deciding vote. Earlier in the day, the Senate agreed on the same straight-party cloture vote that cleared the way for the final decision on the nomination. Su joins former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the …

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