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Trump's Labor nominee Acosta says he'll advocate for workers

Trump's Labor nominee Acosta says he'll advocate for workers

Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is facing questions Wednesday about how, exactly, he would back up American workers when his record provides few clues.

He's answering with a blanket pledge on supporting workers — but few details on whether he supports policies President Donald Trump opposes, such as a big hike in the minimum wage.

"Whether it is those who are working, those who still seek work, those who are discouraged or underemployed, or those who have retired, if confirmed as secretary of Labor, I will advocate for them," Acosta, said in prepared remarks. "We may not always agree on the 'how,' but at least let us agree on the...

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