Trump's labor secretary pick, Alexander Acosta, would be only Latino in Cabinet

Posted February 17, 2017

Puzder's withdrawal had been widely expected to occur sometime within the next 24 hours, and has now been confirmed by both Fox Business Network and NBC News. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez previously said they would vote against on Puzder. His family also employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, though Puzder said he was unaware she was in the country illegally.

Senators privately reviewed the tape before Puzder's scheduled hearing. Puzder was slated to have his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

Trump's announcement came on a day when senators were supposed to be grilling his first choice for the job, fast-food chief executive Andrew Puzder. "I'm honoured to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me".

Democrats have argued that Puzder will not advocate for workers, citing his statements opposing minimum wage increase, alleged wage violations at his restaurants and his promotion of automation. Education Secretary Besty DeVos was confirmed last week thanks only to a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence after two Republicans voted against her. Patty Murray, the ranking member on the committee.

USA bridges structurally deficient; 900 in Texas
The part of I-95 that covers Olde Richmond and Fishtown was the most traveled in the state, with 208,978 daily crossings. A bridge is classified as structurally deficient and in need of fix if its overall rating is four or below.

St. Louis "Fight for $15" fast food workers gathered outside a south St. Louis Hardee's restaurant to celebrate the withdrawal of Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder.

Fierstein later recanted her accusations, and has defended Puzder's nomination.

Still recovering from the abrupt resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the White House is now tasked with replacing the controversial Labour Department candidate. Hopefully President Trump will allow us to discover who that person is.

"Congratulations to Dean Acosta for his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Labor", said HNBA national president Pedro Torres-Díaz.

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