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U.S. Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

News 27 Apr 2017
U.S. Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

File Photo: U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta holds a news conference in Miami, Florida, June 23, 2006. REUTERS/Marc Serota/File Photo

WASHINGTON R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department.

Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated in mid-February by President Donald Trump to be labor secretary.

The Senate confirmed Acosta by a 60-38 vote.

(Reporting By Amanda Becker; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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