Congressman Tim Ryan Slams Trump’s Labor Secretary Nomination

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) made the following statement today in response to President-elect Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor:

“President-elect Trump has chosen an enemy of working people to be in charge of the very department tasked to protect them. To say I am disappointed and angered by this decision would be an understatement. If Mr. Puzder is confirmed, he will become the least experienced Secretary of Labor since the 1980s. This is a man who has spent his career speaking out against worker protections; he opposes expanding eligibility for overtime pay; and he opposes any increase in the minimum wage. Mr. Puzder receives an annual base salary of over $1 million a year, while many of his employees are, in fact, making the minimum wage and barely getting by. How is this the person we are tapping to have the backs of the American people?”