The House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman, Virginia Foxx (R-NC), has had it up to here with the stonewalling and political shenanigans of acting Labor Secretary Julie Su. Foxx, a firecracker at 80 years old, is not pulling any punches as she demands answers about a taxpayer-funded event that she believes may have been nothing more than a political boost for the democrats leading up to the midterm elections last year.
Foxx isn’t holding back, slamming Su for ignoring multiple requests for documents related to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) summit that seemed more like a “pep rally” for President Biden and his pals. In an exclusive copy of the subpoena obtained by The Post, Foxx makes it clear that she’s not here for the runaround. She’s not having it, and she’s demanding the transparency and accountability that every hard-working taxpayer deserves.
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In a bold move, Foxx is calling out the Department of Labor for potentially engaging in “inappropriate, wasteful, or self-aggrandizing activities.” She’s not mincing words and is determined to get to the bottom of whether taxpayer dollars were used for legitimate purposes or for shameless political promotion. “That kind of behavior may fly in the Biden administration but not here. Every taxpayer dollar must be accounted for and used appropriately, and we will not rest until our questions are sufficiently answered,” she declared.
Foxx, along with former Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee ranking member Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), had expressed concerns about the OSHA summit excluding employer groups and celebrating union officials and other political allies of the Biden administration. Despite several attempts to get information, the committee was met with what they deemed as “incomplete” responses, leaving Foxx at wit’s end.
To add insult to injury, Su has been dodging a Senate confirmation vote for her labor secretary role after former Labor Secretary Marty Walsh resigned in February. This has drawn even more scrutiny from Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who’s calling for Biden to withdraw Su’s nomination if she can’t get the approval she needs. The cherry on top? According to Cassidy, Su has been serving in her role for a record-breaking eight months without a confirmation vote, which has raised eyebrows and set off alarms among conservatives.
The battle between Foxx and Su is heating up, and it’s clear that conservative lawmakers won’t back down without the answers they’re seeking. The one thing that’s for sure is that as this political drama unfolds, there’s no shortage of fireworks when it comes to defending the interests of hardworking taxpayers and holding the Biden administration accountable. Stay tuned as the showdown continues, and the truth remains to be seen.