UPDATE: We Have a Name; President Trump to Announce New Labor Secretary Nominee Thursday in First Solo Press Conference

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 16, 2017 11:34 AM
UPDATE: We Have a Name; President Trump to Announce New Labor Secretary Nominee Thursday in First Solo Press Conference

UPDATE II: Trump confirms his choice is Acosta during a press conference at the White House.

UPDATE: President Trump is expected to nominate Florida International University College of Law and former NLRB member Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary.

***Original Post***

President Trump will announce a new nominee for Labor Secretary Thursday after his first choice, fast food executive Andy Puzder, withdrew his nomination yesterday when the Senate made it clear he wouldn't be confirmed. The President will also hold a press conference, the first during his tenure without a foreign leader. 

The announcement will come at 12:30 eastern time during a press conference from the East Room of the White House.