A coalition of manufacturing and construction trade groups urged the Senate Tuesday to confirm Alexander Acosta, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary. Acosta is expected to get a full Senate vote by the end of the week.
"Mr. Acosta is an exceptional choice to lead the Department of Labor. As a dedicated public servant, Mr. Acosta brings a unique experience and first-hand knowledge of the complex labor issues facing employers and employees. Mr. Acosta has a proven track record of protecting American workers and job creators and we are confident he will work with manufacturers to eliminate the $81.6 million in labor regulatory costs imposed under President Obama's administration," the coalition said in an open letter to senators. The coalition, led by the National Association of Manufacturers, includes about five dozen trade groups.