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Labor Secretary Scalia Added to White House Covid-19 Task Force

May 15, 2020, 9:47 PM

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia is joining the White House coronavirus task force as the group of health, economic, and security officials shifts its focus to reopening American workplaces, the vice president’s office announced.

Scalia’s addition to the administration’s high-profile team of virus responders is the latest signal of his rising influence as a central player in President Donald Trump’s efforts to rescue the economy and bring the millions of unemployed Americans back to their jobs.

It also could expose Scalia to greater public scrutiny. Democrats and organized labor have accused him of taking a laissez-faire approach to worker safety by ...