Last week, the U.S. Senate approved Dr. William Beach as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Beach’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, overseeing the monthly jobs report, data on unions and workplace injuries, as well as the gathering and analysis of information which affects the average person every day – inflation, price indexes, pay, and more.

Beach will be a fantastic commissioner not only because of his decades of experience as a top economist and his vast experience managing people, but also because of the personal characteristics he brings to the job.

Regretfully, two Democratic senators have chosen to attack Beach’s character and professionalism. Their claims don’t match the man who has mentored and employed me, did a reading at my wedding, and invited me to co-author a book.