Nominations & Appointments On Feb. 16, President Trump announced R. Alexander Acosta as his nominee for Secretary of Labor. Acosta is currently the dean of the Florida International University College of Law and previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. His nomination followed Andy Puzder’s withdrawal from the confirmation process. The president also named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor on Feb. 20. The U.S. Senate confirmed former Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Feb. 16 and Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 17. For an overview of administration activity and insight into potential legislative and regulatory actions, view the archived Feb. 16 webinar “Learn the Latest on the Trump Administration” (login required). More information on the administration’s executive actions and appointments is also available on the White House Briefing Room website. For a recap of administration activity between Feb. 9 – Feb. 15, please read this Newsline article .