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Former NLRB Member Alexander Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

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Alexander Acosta
Alexander Acosta

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to confirm Alexander Acosta, former member of the National Labor Relations Board, as secretary of the Labor Department, The Hill reported Thursday.

Tim Devaney writes Acosta is expected to deal with the fiduciary rule, policy to raise the overtime threshold and other labor regulations proposed during the Obama administration.

Acosta previously held government positions that require Senate confirmation such as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division and U.S. attorney in Florida.

He received Senate confirmation two months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the DOL post.

Acosta is current dean of the Florida International University’s law school and former chairman of the U.S. Century Bank in Florida.

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