As Senate HELP Committee Advances Julie Su’s Nomination, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Calls for Swift Confirmation

Julie Su is ready to lead on day one as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144

Washington, D.C. —  April 26, 2023 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC (Advancing Justice - AAJC) releases the following statement after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted to move forward the nomination of Julie Su as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor:

“Advancing Justice - AAJC commends the Senate HELP Committee’s advancement of Julie Su’s nomination for a full Senate vote. Su is an immensely qualified candidate and there is no one better suited to become the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. 

“As Deputy Secretary of Labor, Su has been deeply involved in all aspects of the Department of Labor (DOL) from revitalizing federal-state-local partnerships in order to strengthen workforce development programs, to reinvesting in America through implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act. Su has been an indispensable leader within the DOL and was instrumental in preventing a nationwide railroad strike. As Marty Walsh’s acting successor, she has managed a department of 16,000 employees with a $14 billion budget and shown that she is ready to lead on day one as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

“Julie Su’s robust record of service, as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, as Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and as a civil rights attorney for more than 17 years, demonstrates a steadfast belief in and appreciation for the dignity of work. 

“The Senate HELP committee’s advancement of Su’s nomination is a step in the right direction. We look to the full Senate to swiftly confirm Julie Su.”