New York, NY (March 1, 2023) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today issued the following statement applauding President Joseph Biden for nominating current Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
If confirmed, Deputy Secretary Su will be the first Asian American Cabinet Secretary to serve in the Biden Administration.
“Deputy Secretary Su is an experienced public servant, devoted advocate for American workers, and respected representative of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community,” said Gary Locke, Committee of 100 Chair, former U.S. Ambassador to China, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and former Governor for the State of Washington. “As Deputy Secretary, Julie Su has led with distinction and has already successfully implemented many of the Administration’s top priorities. She has proven herself exceptionally qualified for the position of Secretary of the Department of Labor, and we at Committee of 100 congratulate her on her nomination.”
“Breaking through the proverbial bamboo ceiling continues to be a challenge for Asian Americans and we celebrate the nomination of Deputy Secretary Su to President Biden’s Cabinet,” said Zhengyu Huang, President of Committee of 100. “We look forward to working with the Secretary to help advance key labor issues that impact the Chinese American community.”
Committee of 100’s letter to President Biden recommending Deputy Secretary Su can be found here.
About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.
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