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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Comments on Andrew Puzder

February 15, 2017
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement today after Andrew Puzder withdrew as the Labor Secretary nominee:

“The nomination of Andrew Puzder was a cruel joke on American workers who were misled to believe that this Administration was going to defend them. Mr. Puzder’s background as a corporate lawyer and overpaid CEO made him unable to appreciate the struggles facing the average worker. His opposition to leveling the playing field for workers by raising the minimum wage is alarming considering he earned 291 times the salary of a minimum wage worker in the fast-food industry.

Mr. Puzder would have been a Labor Secretary who cared more about the bottom line than the assembly line. The Administration should take note of this rebuke and find a nominee committed to putting the American worker first.”

Congressman DeSaulnier is the only Bay Area member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and is a former small business owner.