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President Trump Formally Nominates Scalia to Head Labor Agency

Sept. 12, 2019, 12:01 AM

The White House formally nominated Eugene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor.

President Donald Trump said in a July 18 tweet that he intended to tap Scalia to be the next labor chief. The formal nomination, sent to the Senate on Sept. 11, allows lawmakers to tee up the confirmation process, with an initial hearing possible with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions before the end of the month.

Scalia, who previously served as the Labor Department’s top lawyer in the George W. Bush Administration, already has been preparing for a likely confirmation battle....

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