Employment – Senate Committee Votes to Approve Secretary of Labor Nomination

On March 30, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-11 to recommend that the full Senate confirm Alexander Acosta to be the Secretary of Labor. The Department of Labor is the agency responsible for the implementation of federal labor and employment laws, including those relating to wages and hours. Additionally, it includes the Office of Disability Employment Policy which is a non-regulatory agency that promotes employment of people with disabilities.

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