The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee may delay its confirmation hearing for Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder until February, according to a Politico report. Puzder’s hearing was scheduled tentatively for January 17th, but will now be moved because Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’ hearing has been moved to that date. Puzder, known for running Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr., has faced intense criticism from representatives of labor for his opposition to raising the minimum wage and the current DOL’s overtime expansion rule, among other issues. In recent days, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) attempted to give a hearing to long-time Puzder employees to share their experiences with the HELP Committee, but it was denied by HELP Chair Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Read about the Warren testimonials from Mother Jones here.