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Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

April 27, 2017, 11:08 PM

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 ...