Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on the Nomination of Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary

Dec 8, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement on reports that Andy Puzder will be nominated to serve as Labor Secretary:

“American families need a Labor Department that stands up for workers’ wages, retirement security and safety, not one focused on reducing their pay.  Andy Puzder has a long record of fighting against the wages of working families.   

“With the leadership of President Obama and Secretary Perez, the Department of Labor has been a strong champion of bigger paychecks and good-paying jobs for working people in our country:  more money for Americans who work overtime, a stronger hand for labor at the negotiating table, and a firm promise to restore fairness to our economy.

“By contrast, choosing a Secretary of Labor who opposes overtime pay and raising the minimum wage sends a clear signal about what the incoming Administration has in store for working families in our country.”

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