Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Gene Scalia was sworn in as the new secretary of labor during a ceremony at the White House on Monday.
"Eugene Scalia is one of the most qualified people ever confirmed as secretary of labor," Trump said. "He will use his skills as he has over the years and he's built an extremely distinguished career to fight and win for the American workforce."
He thanked Trump for fighting for the American people and for the kindness he showed his mother after his father's death.
"You offered this job to me back in July, in this office and in that meeting you expressed your commitment to American workers and to our economy," Scalia said to Trump. "I will bear those words in mind every day that I serve as secretary of labor."