Debate rages over Andy Puzder’s labor secretary nomination

January 30, 2017

A coalition of conservative groups has come to the defense of CKE Restaurants Inc. CEO Andrew Puzder, as labor activists continue to fight the executive’s nomination as labor secretary. 

In a letter released early Monday, the conservative groups said that Puzder “can foster and encourage the business formation that makes job creation possible.”

The letter was signed by 17 conservative groups, including Kent Lassman, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

“For the past eight years, the Labor Department has overwhelmed job creators with burdensome regulations, creating immense uncertainty for employers,” the