BOSTON (CBS) – A final vote to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next Labor Secretary is set for Monday in Washington.
The Senate finished debate on Walsh’s nomination Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for the final vote.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Call For Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccines To Investigate Blood Clots
Walsh testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee back on February 4.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccines Paused In Massachusetts As Rare Blood Clots Are Investigated
If confirmed, he would be the first union member to be Secretary of Labor in nearly 50 years.
Walsh was first elected mayor in 2013. Before that, he was a state representative for nearly 20 years and held leadership positions in multiple labor unions.MORE NEWS: Fire Guts Meadow Brook Golf Club Clubhouse In Reading For Second Time In Nearly A Year
If and when Walsh officially steps down as mayor, Boston City Council President Kim Janey would become acting mayor.