The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved lawyer Eugene Scalia's nomination, 12-11, clearing the way for the full Senate to vote.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
The Republican GOP-led Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee panel has set a vote on the nomination early next week.
For Trump, appointing Eugene Scalia is a way to continue taking on unions without alienating rank and file union members in key states he’ll need to win reelection in 2020.
By Gretchen Frazee
Eugene Scalia would replace the previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, who resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
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