Today, American Trucking Association President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement reiterating ATA’s steadfast opposition to Julie Su’s nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee is scheduled to bypass a committee hearing and hold a vote on her renomination this morning:

“No matter how many times she’s renominated, Julie Su’s record remains a huge red flag for our industry and any senator concerned about radical policies from California becoming federal law.

“The independent contractor rule she just finalized as acting secretary undermines the livelihoods of 350,000 professional truck drivers across our country who choose to run their own small businesses, and she needs to answer for it. A public hearing is warranted so that committee members can have the opportunity to question her on the impact of this destructive rule.

“We continue to oppose her nomination as she continues to avoid the tough questions to which we and the American people deserve answers.”