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CEI Response to Announcement of Puzder for Labor Secretary

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Statement by Trey Kovacs on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

"Andy Puzder understands that the key to economic growth and rising wages is empowering business to increase productivity, not artificial, government-imposed wage and hour mandates. It’s encouraging that Mr Puzder has been critical of the Obama administration Labor Department for imposing burdensome regulations that make it harder for people to start and run a business and put limits on flexible work arrangements that workers want and need in today’s economy. The new Secretary has an opportunity to help get Americans back to work."