Sen. Scott Reacts to Labor Secretary Nomination

Washington, DC – Sen. Scott released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mr. Alex Acosta to serve as the next Secretary of Labor:

“Once Mr. Acosta officially assumes his new position, I hope his focus will be to unleash the power of the American workforce by promoting labor policies that are free of unnecessarily burdensome federal regulations. Specifically, I will be interested to see how he plans to permanently take the overtime and fiduciary rules off the table. Both are examples of the previous administration’s government overreach agenda, and moving forward our attention should be on protecting our hardworking employees, and not creating more extraneous layers of bureaucracy and wasted tax dollars.”