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Local Lawmakers React To U.S. Labor Secretary Resigning

July 12, 2019
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns amid questions about handling of Epstein case. Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has announced he is resigning. Acosta made the announcement himself, accompanying the president out of the White House residence before the president’s departure for a trip to Milwaukee.

Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chair of the Education & Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, released the following statement after the resignation of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.

“As a prosecutor, Alexander Acosta denied survivors justice and gave Jeffrey Epstein, who was and is accused of child sex trafficking, a deal that did not serve justice,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “We have had concerns about the case since his nomination, and his resignation is long overdue. Mr. Acosta’s actions during his tenure at the Department of Labor continued to demonstrate that he is more interested in protecting the powerful and wealthy than improving the lives of working families across the country."