U.S. Senate Committee Moves Ahead In Walsh Labor Secretary Nomination

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is now one step closer to being confirmed as President Joe Biden's U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 18-4 on Thursday morning to move ahead with Walsh's nomination.

Thursday's proceedings come a week after Walsh's confirmation hearing, in which he responded to questions from Democratic and Republican lawmakers on a variety of labor-related issues, including raising the minimum wage and a rising cost of living.

Walsh is expected to face the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote within the coming days or weeks. They are expected to vote in favor of his approval.

The Dorchester native will leave his job as Mayor once he is officially confirmed, and City Council President Kim Janey will then become acting mayor, ahead of the city's mayoral race in November.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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