Biden’s Pick for Top Labor Spot Oversaw Fraudulent, Broken Unemployment System

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California’s unemployment system paid out billions of dollars of fraudulent claims under the leadership of President Joe Biden’s nominee for the number two post at the Labor Department.

As California’s secretary of labor, Julie Su oversaw an unemployment website plagued by glitches and improper payments. The website repeatedly crashed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and was down as recently as this month. These systemic failures pose a challenge for Su, whom Biden has nominated to serve as deputy labor secretary.

Su has faced bipartisan pushback during her confirmation hearings, with moderate…

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