WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s selection of Alexander Acosta as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor:
“I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I’ve known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he’s a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice. His record of service, inclusion, and accomplishment spans decades. Alex has served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, as a Board Member on the National Labor Relations Board, as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and most recently as a pioneering law-school dean.
“His nomination to the Labor Department is great news for workers and for job creation in our country. Overreaching regulations for the past eight years have reduced opportunities for work and deprived hardworking Americans of increases in their wages. I am confident that as Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta will work hard to protect Americans’ right to work, expand opportunities for upward mobility, and help get government off the backs of the working men and women of this country.”