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Scalia Has Ex-Officials' Support as Trump's Labor Secretary Pick

  • Former Labor Department lawyers send letter to senators
  • Scalia opposed by unions and over his past legal work

A group of former Labor Department lawyers endorsed Eugene Scalia as the Trump administration’s pick for Labor secretary in a letter to lawmakers late last week.

The letter, dated Aug. 30, was sent to Senator Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, and ranking member Senator Patty Murray of Washington State. The former officials praised Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for his deep knowledge of labor law and fair, open disposition.