The first Senate hearing for R. Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Labor, has been postponed until later this month. The hearing, which had been set for this week, was pushed back due to a scheduling conflict, according to a spokesman for Sen. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said. The hearing is now scheduled for March 22nd at 8 AM (CST). The Executive Session for committee members to vote on Acosta’s nomination will be scheduled for the following week. Acosta, who has served in several Senate confirmed public roles in the past, is considered relatively moderate and a much safer pick compared to President Trump’s original choice, scandal-ridden fast food mogul Andrew Puzder.
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