Trump nominates Acosta as the new minister of Employment

Trump nominates Acosta as the new minister of Employment

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The American president Donald Trump has Thursday Alexander Acosta nominated as the new minister of Employment after the controversial candidate Andrew Puzder is Wednesday resigned, reports CNN.

Acosta is the first candidate in the cabinet of Trump with a Latin-American background. The Senate the candidacy of Acosta still approve.

Acosta studied law at the university of Harvard. In 2002, he was appointed by then-president George W Bush has been appointed as member of the U.s. National Labor Relations Board, a government agency that supervises the observance of labour legislation. Furthermore, he worked as a deputy attorney general in the burgerrechtenafdeling of the U.s. department of Justice.

The new nomination of Trump was necessary because Trump’s first choice, Andrew ‘Andy Puzder is forced saw his candidacy to withdraw because he almost certainly too few votes in the Senate could get. This would make his candidacy was blocked, something that is only nine times previously in the U.S. occurred.

Although a majority of the Senate Republican, could Puzder not count on the support of a number of Republican senators.

Restaurant chains

Puzder is known as a conservative. The businessman, was for many years director of large restaurant chains. His companies were often not up to the prevailing labor laws. Also he spoke out against paid sick leave and an increased minimumjeugdloon.

The private life of Puzder came also opposition. An ex-wife accused the businessman of abuse and are huidhoudster would an immigrant that he illegally had hired.


The formation of a new cabinet expires provisionally difficult for Donald Trump since he started in november.

The National security adviser to Trump, Michael Flynn, announced Wednesday his resignation. The adviseursfunctie do not need by the Senate to be tested, but Flynn became discredited when officials in The Washington Post revealed that prior to the presidency of Trump private with the Russian ambassador in the U.S. had spoken about the sanctions against Russia.


Further, the Senate approved the nomination of the minister of Education Betsy DeVos until well after vice-president Mike Pence has the casting vote released.

In an earlier vote were two Republicans and two independent candidates against her nomination to a vote. During the hearings in the Senate leading up to her appointment, brought the DeVos according to the critics, not good. That underlined, according to her opponents, her lack of teaching experience.

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