President Joe Biden on Monday, January 8, 2024, sent to the Senate the nomination of Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as permanent DOL Secretary. President Biden previously had signaled his intent to send the nomination back to the Senate after it failed in the last session.
Biden first nominated Su last spring to replace former DOL Secretary Marty Walsh, who departed in February 2023. However, her nomination was returned to the White House in December after her nomination failed to garner sufficient support to clear a path to confirmation by the full Senate.
Su has been confirmed to serve as DOL’s Deputy Labor Secretary, but her nomination to the agency’s top post has faced stiff resistance by Senate Republicans, who had urged the President not to renominate the embattled Su and to put forward a different nominee.