labor departments

House Democrats invite labor secretary to testify on Epstein deal

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings wants Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to testify at a hearing later in the month on his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein who now faces new charges in New York for human trafficking.

Trump: White House to look at Acosta's role in Epstein case

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has been "excellent" and a "very good Secretary of Labor," but as for the labor secretary's future in light of charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein, Trump would only say that the White House would be looking at his role in the 2008 case "very closely."

Top Democrats call on labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal

Top congressional Democrats are calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein amid a debate on Capitol Hill over whether Congress should investigate the agreement.

Some states move to give unemployment to shutdown workers

While federal employees missed their second paychecks Friday even as an agreement to end the partial government shutdown was announced, some states are pushing back against federal guidance to ensure that more workers have access to unemployment benefits.