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Background Memo: Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor

August 2, 2017

Alexander Acosta was confirmed by Senate as the Secretary of Labor on April 28, 2017 by a vote of 60-38. Secretary Acosta is a former federal prosecutor, civil rights attorney, and dean of a South Florida law school. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Labor Relations Board, where he served from 2002-2003.    

Our team has prepared a background memorandum on Alexander Acosta that includes an overview of his career, his on-the-record expressed opinions on relevant topics, as well as the response to his nomination from Congress and other stakeholders.

The District Policy Group continues to closely monitor high-level executive branch nominations and appointments, and keep clients apprised of the latest news concerning the Trump administration.

To read the full background memo, click here.