Chair Kiley Leads Congressional Opposition to Labor Nominee Julie Su

Yesterday evening, Chair Kiley led a letter from members of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to President Biden expressing opposition to Julie Su’s nomination. The letter was joined by Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Rep. Mary Miller (IL-15). Chair Kiley previously led a letter joined by 7 members of the California Congressional Delegation in opposition to Su’s nomination, and also made the comprehensive case against Julie Su on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.

“As Chair of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, I am urging President Biden in the strongest terms to immediately withdraw Julie Su’s nomination. To say that Su failed in her previous role as Labor Secretary in California’s labor department is an extreme understatement. The amount of suffering Su’s Labor Department inflicted on my constituents and millions of Californians should entirely disqualify Su from consideration,” said Congressman Kevin Kiley.

Under Su’s management, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency:

  1. Denied or severely delayed unemployment benefits to over 5 million Californians.
  2. Paid out over $32 billion in taxpayer dollars to state prison inmates, international crime syndicates, and other criminals in what was the largest case of fraud in California history. This fraud was entirely preventable and its scale was unique to California.
  3. Su championed and enforced AB 5, which destroyed the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers and effectively banned freelance work in California. Su plans to implement this policy and its disastrous impacts nationwide through the PRO-Act.

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