Trump to nominate former St. Louis lawyer Puzder as labor secretary

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he would nominate St. Louis lawyer Andrew “Andy” Puzder, the current CEO of the fast-food chain CKE Restaurants, to be the next labor secretary.

Puzder said in a statement that he was honored “to help President-elect Trump restore America’s global economic leadership.”

Puzder’s nomination will require Senate confirmation, and he is already drawing opposition from Democrats and labor groups who favor higher minimum wages and who defend the Affordable Care Act.

In that way, Puzder’s nomination hearings could become a proxy battle for many of the early policy debates in the Trump administration.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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