Hearing delayed for Trump’s Labor pick

Hearing delayed for Trump’s Labor pick

The confirmation hearing for Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign MORE’s pick for Labor secretary, has been pushed back.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said the hearing, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, may not take place until February.


The committee was forced to push back a hearing on confirming Betsy DeVos as Education secretary from this week to next week, creating a scheduling conflict.

“Mr. Puzder’s hearing was tentatively scheduled for Jan. 17 but will have to be moved due to the rescheduling of Mrs. DeVos’s hearing to the 17th at the request of Senate leadership,” an aid to Chairman Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderDems push back on using federal funds to arm teachers Overnight Health Care: GOP plays defense over pre-existing conditions | Groups furious over new Trump immigration proposal | Public health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens MORE (R-Tenn.) told The Hill on Friday.

“Because of the complicated senate calendar in January, the hearing may not be until February.”