After Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination on February 15, Trump immediately announced his choice of Acosta for the cabinet position. R. Alexander Acosta is the Dean of Florida International University’s Law School; he was also a former assistant attorney general and a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 2002 to 2003 under President George W. Bush. Following that appointment, he later served as Assistant Attorney General for the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.
Richard Trumpka said that Acosta’s nomination “deserves serious consideration.” If confirmed, Dean Acosta will be the first Hispanic to serve in Trump’s cabinet.
Presumably, his hearings have been delayed due to Trump’s preoccupation with current investigations and other matters.