Reported New Labor Secretary Pick (La Raza, MALDEF) - R. Alexander Acosta

President Trump will announce his new pick for Labor Secretary at a 12:00 News Conference today. Media is reporting it is R. Alexander Acosta.

Here is a brief description of Mr. Acosta provided during his time with President George W. Bush. He received recognition from MALDEF.

Assistant Attorney General R. Alexander Acosta

R. Alexander Acosta was selected by President Bush to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice on August 22, 2003. The Civil Rights Division is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights statutes, including those statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, and national origin in education, employment, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and conducted programs.

Prior to his service as Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Acosta served as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), an independent federal agency responsible for administering and interpreting the National Labor Relations Act, the principal private-sector national statute regulating labor relations. Mr. Acosta has also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division.

A native of Miami, Florida, Mr. Acosta earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his law degree from the Harvard Law School. After graduation, he served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then worked at the Washington office of the Kirkland and Ellis law firm, where he specialized in employment and labor issues.

Mr. Acosta is the first Hispanic to serve as an Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice. He is the 2003 recipient of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund's Excellence in Government Service Award and the DC Hispanic Bar Association's Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award. He has also taught several classes on employment law, disability-based discrimination law, and civil rights law at the George Mason School of Law.

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In less than a week, the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch to become our next Supreme Court Justice will begin.

Since President Donald J. Trump announced Judge Gorsuch as his nominee, there has been overwhelming, bipartisan support and praise for his experience, knowledge, and deep respect for the rule of law.

Just days ago, the American Bar Association unanimously rated Judge Gorsuch “well-qualified” to serve on the Supreme Court. According to the ABA, the “committee confines its evaluation to the qualities of integrity, professional competence and judicial demeanor,” and even Senator Chuck Schumer has described the ABA assessment as the “gold standard” in evaluating judicial nominations.

In addition to the exciting ABA news, this week, dozens of Judge Gorsuch’s former Harvard Law classmates came together to endorse his nomination, stating that “Judge Gorsuch is the real deal.” The unique perspective of Judge Gorsuch’s classmates, having known him for a quarter-century and watched him in action, is a testament to the incredible kind of justice the Supreme Court will gain once the Senate confirms him. Read about their experiences with Judge Gorsuch, here.

It comes as no surprise that Judge Gorsuch is being lauded as a brilliant judge who rules based on the Constitution rather than his own opinions, and regardless of people or politics in the case before him. The Tampa Bay Times, for example, has described Judge Gorsuch as a “well qualified conservative who would not tilt the Supreme Court’s ideological balance” and the Detroit News praised Judge Gorsuch as “highly principled and deeply experienced”.

Just this past week, The Washington Post ran an op-ed describing Judge Gorsuch as a judge who “has ruled for plaintiffs and for defendants; for those accused of crimes as well as for law enforcement; for those who entered the country legally; and for those harmed by environmental damage.” The Post emphasized that Judge Gorsuch’s “approach to resolving legal problems as a lawyer and a judge embodies a reverence for our country’s values and legal system.” Read the entire op-ed and learn why there is no principled reason t...

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Week ahead: Trump's Labor, SEC nominees head before Senate

By Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney

President Trump's second choice to lead the Labor Department will take center stage next week on Capitol Hill.

Alexander Acosta, the Labor secretary nominee, is scheduled to head before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Wednesday.

His hearing had already been delayed once. Last week, the committee pushed back Acosta's confirmation hearing so Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) could join Trump for a trip to Nashville.

Acosta is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board. He was tapped for the Labor post last month after Trump's first pick, fast-food CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his own nomination.

Puzder lost Republican support after reports he had once hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper. His nomination had also faced fierce opposition from Democrats and union groups who criticized his labor record at his businesses.

While Acosta hasn't faced the same level of opposition, labor groups are pressing Democrats ensure a tough hearing.

Acosta's not the only high-profile regulatory nominee on the Senate's docket.

On Thursday, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The Office of Government and Ethics reviewed Clayton's financial disclosures and cleared him of any potential conflicts of interest earlier this month, setting up the hearing.

Also on the regulatory front, the president's 60-day freeze on regulations in the pipeline is coming to an end.

In January, Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus ordered all agencies to halt any new regulations.

For regulations that had already been published in the Federal Register, Priebus directed the agencies to delay those rules for 60 days, a period which ends in the coming week.

But don't expect a flurry of new regulations. Many agencies are reviewing those rules after giving the public more time to comment.

Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will face his first round of questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing Monday

His confirmation hearings could take days, and Democrats are expected to grill him on a number of legal issues.

Many Democrats are also insisting that Gorsuch clear a procedural hurdle with a 60-vote threshold to be confirmed in the Senate. With a 52-48 GOP majority in the chamber, that would require eight Democrats to back his nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said if Gorsuch can't get the 60 votes, Trump should appoint a new nominee. 

"If a nominee cannot get 60 votes, you don't change the rules, you change the nominee," Schumer said. Guess Schumer forgot the Reid Rule!!! 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. RINO) has not committed to changing the filibuster rules, though, despite encouragement from Trump.

Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, in the House, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing Wednesday on the budget for the Education Department.

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