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Julie Su is new deputy labor secretary

Julie Su labor secretary

Washington — The Senate has confirmed Julie Su as deputy labor secretary, after a 50-47 vote on July 13.

Su’s support came from the Senate’s 48 Democrats and two independents. Three Republicans – Sens. Mike Braun (IN), James Inhofe (OK) and Todd Young (IN) – abstained from voting.

President Joe Biden nominated Su, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, on Feb. 10. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved her nomination with a 13-9 vote on April 21.


Su previously served as California’s labor commissioner from 2011 to 2018, was a litigation director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and has been a law school professor.

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