Bloomberg Law
Sept. 26, 2019, 6:24 PMUpdated: Sept. 26, 2019, 8:14 PM

Scalia Confirmed as Labor Secretary With No Democratic Votes (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Senate voted along strictly party lines to confirm Eugene Scalia for labor secretary, delivering a new leader to an agency that’s rapidly finalizing the Trump administration’s regulatory agenda.

The 53-44 vote featured all of the chamber’s Republicans supporting Scalia, largely based on his reputation as an elite labor and employment attorney. Senate Democrats, who voted uniformly against Scalia, raised objections to President Donald Trump selecting a corporate advocate as the nation’s top official tasked with protecting workers on the job.

Scalia, who has decades of experience defending Fortune 500 companies in court, will return to the Labor Department for ...

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