Eugene Scalia Confirmed as Next DOL Secretary

The U.S. Senate voted along party lines to confirm Eugene Scalia as the next Secretary of Labor, a position made vacant with the resignation in July of then-Secretary Alexander Acosta. Scalia replaces Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella, who took the reins when Secretary Acosta resigned. Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia, was a private law firm litigator in the lawsuit that eventually vacated the 2016 Department of Labor final investment fiduciary regulations. All Senate Republicans voted to approve Scalia, while all Democrats opposed.