Trump’s Labor Nominee Grilled on Overtime Rule

President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, Alexander Acosta, suggested in a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday that he would not support the overtime rule put out last year under the Obama administration. Acosta told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that, if confirmed, he would follow Trump’s instructions that Cabinet members review… Read more »

Ryan Says Health Care Bill Will Change

Even as Republicans’ health-care overhaul bill cleared another committee hurdle today, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) acknowledged that the bill needs changes before it can pass the House. Ryan has been pressing rank-and-file Republicans to support an Affordable Care Act replacement bill despite withering criticism from conservatives, Democrats and health care industry groups. After the Congressional… Read more »