Scott Statement on Alexander Acosta

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor, following Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration.

“The Secretary of Labor must be an individual that will fight for increased wages, safer working conditions, and retirement security for America’s workers.  If confirmed, Mr. Acosta will be joining an Administration that has supported legislation and executive actions that have jeopardized civil rights enforcement, workplace safety, and retirement security of all workers.  Therefore, it is important that the Senate closely scrutinize Mr. Acosta’s record to ensure that he will use his position as Secretary of Labor to advocate for policies that are aligned with the best interests of American workers.”

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