On July 18th, President Trump announced, via twitter, his intention to nominate Eugene Scalia as the new Secretary of Labor. Scalia would replace former Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. Gene Scalia is the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is currently a labor & employment attorney with a Washington, D.C. law firm. In the early 1990s, Scalia served as a special assistant to Attorney General William Barr during Barr's first stint leading the Justice Department. Scalia also served as the agency's top lawyer, the solicitor of the U.S. Labor Department, during the George W. Bush administration.