03.22.21

Senate Confirms Marty Walsh to Serve as Secretary of Labor

Today, the Senate confirmed Marty Walsh as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor on a bipartisan vote of 68-29.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC), who expressed his support of Marty Walsh’s nomination ahead of today’s vote, applauded the Senate’s confirmation of this important role.

“America is in the midst of immense economic challenges,” said Senator Burr. “We need a Senate-confirmed Secretary in place at the Department of Labor. Secretary Walsh will bring with him the experience needed to tackle our current challenges, which include reopening the economy and getting Americans back to work quickly and safely. Secretary Walsh also understands that conversations between labor and management must be balanced. I look forward to working with him in this new role.”

Marty Walsh testified before the Senate HELP Committee on February 4, 2021. During his nomination hearing, Ranking Member Burr underscored the need of a skilled American workforce and stressed the importance of reopening the economy.

On February 11, 2021, the Senate HELP Committee voted 18-4 to advance Walsh’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration.