The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Thursday to confirm Marty Walsh, President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next Labor secretary.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is the HELP Committee’s incoming chair; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., will serve as Ranking Member.
If confirmed, a more stringent Labor fiduciary prohibited transaction exemption to align with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest is likely on tap under Walsh, a former top union leader.
Walsh, a Democrat, was sworn in to serve a second term as mayor on Jan.1, 2018. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1997 to 2014, representing the 13th Suffolk district.
If confirmed as Labor secretary, all eyes will be on whether Walsh decides to amend or scrap Labor’s fiduciary prohibited transaction exemption, which is intended to align with Reg BI.