Trump Nominates Alexander Acosta To Head DOL

  • February 16, 2017

Trump Nominates Alexander Acosta

Update:  Trump unveils new pick to head Labor Department

Via Politico Pro:

President Donald Trump plans to reveal at noon today his new nominee for Labor secretary, after myriad scandals scuttled the confirmation of his prior pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder.

Puzder withdrew his nomination on Wednesday, after POLITICO published a video in which his former wife leveled abuse allegations against him while appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s show in disguise in 1990. She later recanted the accusations.

Puzder also faced scrutiny for employing an undocumented worker and failing to pay taxes on her employment until after his nomination.

On the White House short list are Alexander Acosta, dean of Florida International University College of Law and a former Republican NLRB member; Peter Kirsanow, also a former Republican NLRB member; and Catherine Templeton, {sic} who ran South Carolina’s Health and Environmental Control and Labor Licensing Regulation Department.

Ms. Templeton spoke to CUE members at our Fall 2016 conference in Dallas.