09.26.19

Sen. Burr Votes to Confirm Eugene Scalia as Secretary of Labor

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the confirmation of Eugene Scalia to serve as the Secretary of Labor:  

 “I was pleased to support Mr. Eugene Scalia’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Labor. Mr. Scalia’s experience as a renowned labor and regulatory attorney and his service as the Solicitor of Labor have more than prepared him to lead this important department. I have confidence Mr. Scalia will work diligently to support a strong American workforce and a growing labor market. I look forward to working with him to ensure America’s economic success for years to come.”

Background:

Mr. Eugene Scalia was nominated to serve as Secretary of Labor by President Trump on September 11, 2019.

He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Scalia is currently a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where his legal practice has focused on labor, employment, and regulatory matters. In 2002, Scalia served as the principal legal officer at the Department of Labor in his role as the Solicitor of Labor. During that time, he worked to reduce unnecessary and burdensome regulations, enhanced protections of low-wage workers, and enforced workplace safety laws.

Scalia received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1990 and graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1985.