Announced Wednesday February 15, 2017
In news that will gain the attention of Federal contractors, President Trump's nominee for the Secretary of Labor position has removed his name from consideration prior to hearings being conducted. It can be speculated that activities at the Department of Labor will be business as usual until a new nominee is presented and approved.
A statement posted through Time is posted here:
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Puzder did not give a reason for his withdrawal. "I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America's workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity," he said in a statement. "I want [to] thank President Trump for his nomination. I also thank my family and my many supporters-- employees, businesses, friends, and people who have voiced their praise and hopeful optimism for the policies and new thinking I would have brought to America as Secretary of Labor. While I won't be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team."