The Senate April 27 confirmed Alexander Acosta as labor secretary, the latest chapter in what has been a slow process to name and confirm political appointees in the Trump administration.
The members voted 60-38 in favor of confirming Acosta, a Florida International University law dean who was confirmed for three different jobs in the George W. Bush administration.
Acosta is the 27th Senate-confirmed DOL secretary. He’s expected to be sworn in as early as April 27 at the White House, followed by a meeting with staffers at the DOL headquarters.
Acosta replaces Edward Hugler, who has been acting secretary of ...