Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today voted 12-11 to support the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of Labor.
The Republicans on the committee voted for Acosta, and the Democrats voted against him.
The committee voted on the nomination during a private session.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said last week, at a public Senate HELP Committee hearing on the Acosta nomination, that Acosta had dodged her questions about matters such as a Department of Labor overtime pay regulation.
President Donald Trump named Acosta to replace an earlier Labor secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, who withdrew his name from consideration after coming under fire for concerns about an undocumented household worker he had hired and the treatment of employees at the fast food company he led.