CHN: Labor Secretary Nominee Passes Committee on Party-line Vote
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted (12-11 along party lines) on March 30 to send the nomination of Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s second nominee for Labor Secretary, to the full Senate. The National Employment Law Project, Jobs With Justice, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and other groups in the human needs community opposed his nomination. Acosta is a former U.S Attorney, former assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and a former member of the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed, Acosta would be the first Hispanic member of Trump’s cabinet. A date has not yet been set for a full Senate vote.