Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su as Head of the U.S. Department of Labor

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on what the nomination of Julie Su could mean for small businesses

“We are pleased to see President Biden's intention to move forward with the nomination of Julie Su as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor following the resignation of Secretary Marty Walsh. We believe Deputy Su is well-equipped to lead the Department because she has direct experience with the role and has been a champion for small business employers and their employees. 

She has been a critical partner to Secretary Walsh, leading essential programs to build long-term success for the small business ecosystem. During her tenure as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, we were happy to work closely with Deputy Su to ensure that California small businesses had access to a ready workforce. And over the past two years at the Department of Labor, Deputy Su has prioritized issues that benefit small businesses using an inclusive lens, particularly retirement, paid family leave, and other benefits that small employers historically struggle to access. 

We know Su will reinforce and advance the Department’s critical work by engaging with small businesses to promote quality jobs. The Department of Labor plays an important role in ensuring that our small business workforce has the benefits it needs to thrive and that our small business owners can provide those benefits in order to attract and retain quality employees. If confirmed, we believe Deputy Su will continue to support America’s entrepreneurs by ensuring that high-quality benefits are available to America’s small businesses. We urge the U.S. Senate to confirm her swiftly.”

About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. We engage our network of more than 85,000 small businesses and 1,500 business and community organizations to deliver resources to entrepreneurs and advocate for public policy solutions that promote inclusive small business growth. Our work is bolstered by extensive research and deep connections with the small business community that enable us to educate stakeholders about key issues impacting America’s entrepreneurs, with a special focus on the smallest businesses and those facing systemic inequities. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebookand Instagram.

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