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Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On Withdrawal Of Andrew Puzder Nomination For Labor Secretary

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February 15, 2017

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STATEMENT BY A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON WITHDRAWAL OF ANDREW PUZDER'S NOMINATION FOR LABOR SECRETARY 

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

“I stand with millions of working men and women across America in cheering Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his troubled nomination for Labor Secretary.

“Puzder had no business running the Labor Department -- an agency that uncovered wage theft at a number of Puzder’s own restaurants -- and it remains baffling that President Trump even nominated him in the first place.

“President Trump’s next nominee for Labor Secretary must be committed to protecting workers’ rights, rather than seeking to undermine them at every turn. Whoever that nominee is, I stand ready to use the full force of my office to ensure that workers are treated fairly.”