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 as 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…

Five percent unemployment is a “lofty goal” but still attainable, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said, crediting the drop of 5 percent next year to Operation Warp Speed’s success in producing and delivering COVID-19 vaccinations.

“I think this will go down as one of the great achievements in medical history, how quickly a vaccine was developed,” he said.

“That will change things even further and I think you combine that with adherence to the kinds of policies this president had, which produced that amazing economy, and I think you do get back next year.”

The economy was “amazing” before the pandemic, Secretary Scalia said. The unemployment rate at that time was 3.5 percent, the lowest level since 1969.

Contact this Leader…

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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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