On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate voted 53-44 to confirm Eugene Scalia as secretary of labor.
Before he was sworn in on Sept. 30, Scalia was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., where he co-chaired the firm’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Group, and previously co-chaired the Labor and Employment Practice Group for 12 years. Previously, Scalia served various roles within the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.
The confirmation vote for Scalia, who was nominated by President Trump on Sept. 11, came two days after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted to advance his nomination to the full Senate.
In a letter sent to the Senate, ABC urged senators to support Scalia’s confirmation and stated it will be considered a “Key Vote” for its scorecard on the 116th Congress.