February 15, 2017

Senate Democrats Look To Earn Their Labor Campaign Cash Tomorrow

Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder will appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tomorrow. While Puzder is extraordinary qualified to unlock the potential of the Department of Labor, Senate Democrats, doing the bidding of their union backers, will attempt to smear him during the hearing.

A look at the campaign donations from labor unions received by the Democratic members of the HELP committee shows that they are clearly in Big Labor’s pocket:

“Labor unions have donated more than $10 million to the Democratic senators who will question Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder on Thursday. The 11 Democrats on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions have been allies of organized labor throughout their careers. Four of the leading Democrats have cashed in on more than $1 million for their campaign war chests, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

For senators, up for re-election in 2018, their performance on Thursday is even more important. Union campaign donations are key to any Democrat’s electoral success. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have each received a significant amount of contributions in their careers from unions:

While these Democrats will do their best to attack Puzder, a look at their labor campaign cash tells you everything you need to know about the substance of their questioning.