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Biden to nominate Julie Su to head Labor Department

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
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President Biden announced Tuesday that he plans to nominate Julie Su, a longtime advocate for workers' rights, to lead the Labor Department.

Why it matters: If confirmed, Su, who currently serves as the department's No. 2, will replace outgoing labor secretary Marty Walsh, making her the first Cabinet-level secretary of Asian heritage in the Biden administration.

Asian American lawmakers and advocates, who first pushed for Biden to nominate Su after his election in 2020, had renewed their calls in recent weeks.

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