American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spearpraised President Trump’s choice of Eugene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of Labor.

“I have had the privilege of knowing Gene Scalia for nearly two decades, and as former colleagues, know firsthand his expansive breadth of experience with issues currently facing the 21st century workforce and our nation’s economy,” Spear said. “Gene also has a deep knowledge of and appreciation for the Department of Labor’s mission and responsibilities.

“I have full confidence in Gene’s leadership, and believe he is an inspired choice for Secretary of Labor by President Trump.

“We encourage the Senate to move quickly on confirmation, and look forward to working with Gene Scalia as Secretary on issues of importance to the trucking industry, including the critical issue of workforce development.”

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