Chairman Alexander Statement on Selection of Alexander Acosta to Serve as Labor Secretary

Posted on February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 – Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the selection of Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor:

“Mr. Acosta’s nomination is off to a good start because he’s already been confirmed by the Senate three times. He has an impressive work and academic background. We will schedule a hearing promptly after his nomination papers arrive in the Senate, and I look forward to exploring his views on how American workers can best adjust to the rapidly changing workplace.”


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