Confirmation Hearing on Labor Secretary Nominee Walsh Suggests Confirmation Likely

On February 4, 2021, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a confirmation hearing on President Biden's nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as the next Secretary of Labor. At the conclusion of the hearing, Ranking Republican Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) indicated that he looked forward to supporting Walsh's nomination, indicating a partisan fight over his confirmation is unlikely. Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) indicated that she intended to schedule a vote to advance Walsh's nomination on February 11, 2021.