Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Labor

Eugene Scalia

Secretary of Labor

Eugene Scalia was born in August 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of Virginia, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

He served as an aide to Education Secretary William Bennett and later was Special Assistant to Attorney General William Barr. He entered private practice with offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Scalia was appointed by President George W. Bush to be Solicitor of Labor for one year before returning to private practice.

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of Labor, confirmed by the Senate in a party-line vote, and sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in September 2019.

Scalia is married to Patricia and they have seven children.

In the News…

America’s unemployment could drop back down to below 10 percent by the end of 2020, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said. Millions of jobs could return in the next few weeks as people return to work after shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think that’s achievable, [but] obviously, there are a number of things that will depend on,” he said. “We know that many people are in the position of starting to go back to work.” He said he sees an “opportunity now to return millions upon millions of jobs in the next few weeks, as we do reopen. … The high job losses came from a situation that was ‘self-imposed’ and meant to be temporary.”

He said, “A lot of those jobs are still there, and if we can get back to work promptly, safely, we have a chance of coming out of this more quickly than with downturns we’ve had in the past. I do think that getting that unemployment number around 10 percent is within the realm of what is achievable.”

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The Honorable Eugene Scalia, Secretary
United States Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210


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