If Nominated, Su Would Be The First Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Cabinet Secretary In The Biden Administration
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), an associate member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), joined a letter urging President Biden to nominate Julie Su as Secretary of Labor. If nominated and confirmed, Su would be the first Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander cabinet secretary in the Biden Administration, making her a historic potential nominee.
“We, as Members of Congress, write to recommend Julie Su, who currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor, for the Cabinet position of U.S. Secretary of Labor,” wrote the Members of Congress. “Throughout her career, Deputy Secretary Su has shown a deep commitment to championing workers’ rights and fair labor practices, as well as advancing equity and opportunities for all workers, including ones from historically underserved communities.”
“As the daughter of immigrants who grew up translating for her parents, Deputy Secretary Su’s personal story also represents the best of America. Her voice and perspective would be invaluable to the Administration, especially as there is no Secretary-level Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) official currently serving in your Cabinet – the first time the AANHPI communities have not had representation at this level since 2000,” they continued.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’s full letter can be found here.