Even Faster Re-Appointment: President Trump Tags Dean Alexander Acosta as Next DOL Nominee

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R. Alexander AcostaOne day after losing his initial nominee, Andy Puzder, President Trump named Alexander Acosta, the Dean of Florida International School of Law, his next (and hopefully final) nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is a former member of the NLRB and past U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. While he was the U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and suspected terrorist José Padilla. If confirmed, he would be the first Hispanic member of Trump’s cabinet.

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