President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew.
Acosta served as a law clerk to Samuel Alito from 1994 to 1995, when the conservative Supreme Court justice was a judge at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal
“Mr. Acosta’s nomination is off to a good start because he’s already been confirmed by the Senate three times,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions that will be vetting the nomination.
Acosta was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by former Republican President George W. Bush, supported by the President’s brother, the former Governor Jeb Bush of Floria in 2003. Shortly afterward in 2005, he became the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. But in 2008, an internal Justice Department report faulted Acosta for failing to rein in a staffer who engaged in improperly politicized hiring, he and the Mrs. returned to FLA & was appointed to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida 2009.
From there he became the Law Dean of Florida International University College of Law, Miami. It definitely looks like the Bushes were fast tracking him to the Supremes.
Mr. Acosta is a first generation American from Cuban parents born in Miami, January 16, 1969, time unknown, so we have rectified it based on personal events. He is married. He received a B.S. degree in economics from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Dean Acosta is a very equal but resourceful bowl, with the majority of his planets laying on the left side of his chart. He does have a few planets to the right of his hemisphere but they are so close as to make a “scoop” for the bowl suggesting that he gathers experience for future use.
His ascendant is 07+ Capricorn, which is striking as it is almost the direct opposite of Mr. Puzder’s ascendant, the man whom he is replacing. Click here for the Puzder review. The Dean’s ascendant via the Hyperion Symbols is a Glass of fine red wine and suggests “tastefulness,” and looking at his chart and career, the Dean is definitely a very moderate man who aims to be consistently in the middle of the road. He has a lot of Trines in his chart, they predominant, tending to encourage him to go along with the trend.
Dean Acosta also have a few noviles, making him public oriented and practical, a virgintile or two, but no strong oppositions, inconjuncts or sesquiquadrates — not enough initiative or reason to spur himself other than circumstance. We agree that he will be easily confirmed.
Listen to the nomination speech here.