President Donald Trump on Thursday announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick to head the Department of Labor, less than a day after Andrew Puzder, Trump's embattled labor secretary nominee, withdrew his nomination for the position.

Acosta is no stranger to the executive branch of government. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Labor Relations Board in 2002. After that, he served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. More recently, he was the U.S. attorney for Southern District of Florida.

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