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Another GOP senator won't commit to labor pick, more cabinet members sworn in


February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — A fifth Republican senator is refusing to say he’ll support Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary.

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Four senators on that panel have said they want to hear why Puzder didn’t pay taxes on a housekeeper not authorized to work in the U.S. until five years after he fired her.

South Dakota Sen. John Thune, a member of the leadership, added himself to that group Tuesday. Thune told reporters he will “wait and see what his explanation is” a...

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