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Schumer May Push For Senate Vote On Lab Sec Nominee Su As Early As This Week


The Washington Post has reported that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) may move to advance the nomination of Labor Secretary candidate Julie Su, as soon as this week.

  • The return of Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) from medical absences has restored the Democrat majority in the Senate, but questions remain over whether Su has the support of centrist Democrats, including Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Tester (D-MT), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), and Angus King (I-ME).
  • WaPo: “The vote has become the latest test of how far Democrats are willing to go to show they will deliver for labor unions, a key constituency, as leaders in the movement have expressed some dissatisfaction with the party.”
  • Politico notes, "The ability to confirm Su — the White House’s first attempt to replace a departed Cabinet official — will provide an early test of how much political juice Biden has as he gears up for reelection."
  • Former Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said: “A lot of people saying that they’re comfortable with me and my leadership, a lot of the Democrats and some Republicans — well, this is just a continuation of that.”

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