President Trump’s new nominee for Secretary of Labor is R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the law school of Florida International University in Miami. Before he became a law school dean, Mr. Acosta’s experience included heading the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. He was also a member of the National Labor Relations Board for about eight months in 2002-03, and clerked for Samuel Alito when Justice Alito was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Here is President’s announcement, from earlier today:
The New York Times has a good summary of Mr. Acosta’s background. Let’s hope this confirmation goes more smoothly than the last one did.