Trump Announces His New Labor Secretary Pick

It's Alexander Acosta, former NLRB member
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 11:26 AM CST
Updated Feb 16, 2017 12:02 PM CST
U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.   (AP photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – A day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration as Labor secretary, President Trump has announced his replacement pick, Reuters reports. Trump will nominate Alexander Acosta, who served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under former President George W. Bush and has also served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board and the dean of Florida International University College of Law, NBC News reports. Acosta, if confirmed, would be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet. (Read more Labor Department stories.)

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