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Labor Pick Acosta Gets OK From Senate Committee

March 30, 2017, 3:10 PM

A Senate committee March 30 approved Alexander Acosta’s nomination to run the Labor Department, setting up a full Senate vote in coming days.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved Acosta for the post in a 12-11 vote along party lines.

It wasn’t immediately known whether the Senate would schedule a full floor vote before a two-week recess that starts April 10. Republicans said they’d like to get a labor secretary confirmed soon to make up for the time lost before fast-food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.

An aide for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg ...