Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Alexander Acosta

In this March 22, 2017, file photo, then-Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

BY LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, the son of Cuban immigrants and the only Latino in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is defending a White House spending plan that would cut the government’s policing of workforce civil ...
In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BY LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is making public-private apprenticeships his debut issue as President Donald Trump’s point man on matching American workers with specific jobs. “CEO after CEO has told me that they are ...
In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BY LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation’s new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. A 60-38 vote by the Senate on Thursday confirmed ...
In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, Labor Secretary-designate Alexander Acosta speaks in Miami. (AP photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta says he will work with Congress to address the need for good, safe jobs and to provide American workers with the training they need to get them. “Whether it ...
In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, Labor Secretary-designate Alexander Acosta speaks in Miami. (AP photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY CURT ANDERSON and LAURIE KELLMAN MIAMI (AP) — Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for a billionaire sex offender while U.S. attorney in ...
In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta, who would be the first Hispanic ...
In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY LAURIE KELLMAN and KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, ...
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