Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the nomination of David Weil, Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division.  Democrat Senator Maggie Hassan, who, amid daily evidence to the contrary, loves to call herself a “moderate,” was one of the votes to approve.

You may remember David Weil because his nomination faltered last summer thanks to concerns voiced by some Democrats on the committee.  But, not wanting to squander the opportunity to have a radical serve as wage chief, President Biden re-nominated Weil.  

The DOL’s Wage and Hour agency has a $330 million budget and is responsible for enforcing all major labor laws. If confirmed, Weil’s radical Left-wing policies would crush small businesses and hurt middle-class workers – including 59 million Americans who perform independent and freelance work

During his time in the Obama Administration, David Weil put in place frivolous regulations that hurt small businesses. Once the Trump Administration undid Weil’s radical policies, small businesses saw unprecedented growth and prosperity. Now, the Biden Administration wants to revert back to the same policies that caused the slowest economic recovery since WWII. 

How any Senator, especially one from an independent-minded state like New Hampshire, could vote for such an anti-business radical is lost on us and, we would imagine, the people of New Hampshire. 

Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “The Biden Administration, with the help of Maggie Hassan, has successfully bullied the rest of the Senate HELP Committee’s Democrats to approve a liberal re-tread as wage chief.  As small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, the last thing they need is a big-government bureaucrat breathing down their neck. David Weil wants to reinstate the same onerous regulations that dragged down the economic recovery. These regulations would crush small businesses and freelance workers across the nation, hurting hardworking middle-class families. If confirmed by the full Senate, David Weil will surely weaponize the federal government against small businesses. The Senate should reject Biden’s radical, anti-small business nominee, and New Hampshire should reject Maggie Hassan for supporting him.”

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