Bloomberg Law
July 19, 2019, 1:51 AMUpdated: July 19, 2019, 2:22 AM

Trump to Tap Scalia for Labor Secretary Post, Following Acosta Exit (1)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Ben Penn
Ben Penn

President Donald Trump plans to nominate business attorney Eugene Scalia to fill the recently opened Labor Secretary role, the president announced July 18.

“Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience,” Trump said in two tweets on Thursday night.

The announcement came one day before current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is set to leave the DOL. Acosta July 12 announced he was resigning in response to swirling criticism over his handling of teen sex trafficking charges against Florida ...

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