Speaker McCarthy Joins Rep. Kiley In Urging President to Withdraw Su Nomination
Today, U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Education and the Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Foxx, and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith joined Rep. Kiley in urging President Biden to withdraw Julie Su’s nomination for U.S. Labor Secretary. You can read the letter to the President here.
“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.” – Congressman Kevin Kiley
Background: President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su for U.S. Secretary of Labor is increasingly in peril as opposition mounts daily. A coalition of freelance workers, small and large businesses, taxpayer protection groups, Members of Congress, and Californians familiar with Su’s track record have all announced opposition to the nomination over the past several weeks.
As California’s Labor Secretary, Julie Su:
- Denied or severely delayed unemployment benefits to over 5 million Californians.
- 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. Now, California businesses face an incompetence tax of up to $434 per employee per year to replace the money Su squandered.
- Championed and ruthlessly 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.