The U.S. Senate HELP Committee on Wednesday voted to send President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Labor to the Senate for consideration.
The lawmakers voted in favor of Julie Su, who served as deputy secretary for the Department of Justice under the Biden administration.
Su has already taken fire for her stances while working on labor issues in California, and she likely faces a tough confirmation battle as Republicans and conservative groups unite against her.
“As head of California’s Employment Development Department, Su failed to follow the state auditor’s advice, which resulted in massive stolen identities and billions of taxpayers’ dollars sent to criminals,” Rachel Greszler, a labor policy expert at the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation, told The Center Square.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., called on Biden on Wednesday to withdraw the nomination.