February 15, 2017

Senator Warren's Statement on Andrew Puzder's Withdrawal as Labor Secretary Nominee

Warren Has Highlighted Puzder's Record of Labor Abuses, Unfitness to Lead Department

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren commented today on Andrew Puzder's withdrawal as President Trump's nominee to serve as Labor Secretary.

"We need someone running the Labor Department with a proven track record of respecting workers and protecting their rights," said Senator Warren. "There is ample evidence that Mr. Puzder does not meet those standards, including his mistreatment of his own workers and his company's record of labor abuses. His withdrawal from consideration is good news for hardworking Americans across the country. It's time for President Trump to stop looking out for his billionaire buddies, and name a Secretary of Labor who will stand up for workers."

Earlier today, Senator Warren spoke on the Senate floor to urge Puzder to withdraw his nomination, after this week sending Puzder a 28-page letter with questions about his fitness to lead the Labor Department. Warren and other Senate Democrats also held a forum to hear from employees mistreated at Puzder's companies, and her office released a report highlighting these and other workers' stories.