Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked President Trump’s labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta after he declined to say whether he would overturn several Obama administration regulations at his first confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Donald Trump’s budget calls for a 21 percent cut to the Department of Labor in order to free up tax dollars for military spending.
Law school dean Alexander Acosta picked up a key Democratic vote in his bid to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office said that healthcare takes priority over the confirmation process of the new labor secretary.
President Donald Trump has criticized Democrats for delaying his cabinet nominees, but the president’s own campaign event could postpone his appointment to the Department of Labor.
Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta plans to forfeit up to $375,000 in bonuses if confirmed by the Senate, according to an ethics disclosure posted online on Thursday.
Several hundred liberal activists gathered outside of the Labor Department in a protest organized by labor groups, including the AFL-CIO.
Several major unions have endorsed Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor.
President Donald Trump nominated former National Labor Relations Board member Alexander Acosta to lead the Labor Department the day after fast food executive Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination.
Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder became the Trump administration’s first failed nomination after withdrawing his name from consideration for labor secretary on Wednesday.