Alexander Acosta became the nation’s 27th secretary of labor April 28, sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. He was confirmed by the Senate the day before on a 60 – 38 vote.
Acosta’s ascension to the top spot at the Department of Labor filled out the last of President Trump’s Cabinet appointments on the 99th day of his presidency.
So far, Acosta is the only administration official to begin working in the DOL.
Trump has yet to submit nominations for candidates to fill 13 key political appointee slots, including leaders of the Wage and Hour Division,Security Administration, Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Also vacant are positions at the top of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA.