The delay in the Puzder hearing was requested by Senate leadership to accommodate the chamber’s schedule, according to the statement from Sens. Alexander and Murray. (Photo: AP)

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee has delayed the confirmation hearing of Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department.

Late Monday night, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, chair of the HELP Committee, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, ranking member of the committee, announced that the confirmation hearing of Mr. Trump’s nomination to lead the Education Department, Betsy DeVos, has been moved to January 17th, when Puzder’s hearing was tentatively scheduled.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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