When Alexander Acosta goes before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee on Wednesday next week, he is expected to bring less controversy than Andrew Puzder, the Trump administration's first nominee to head the Labor Department.

Trump's second DOL nominee also comes with a considerably shorter financial disclosure form.

Puzder's hearing was postponed four times due to the Office of Government and Ethics' delay in vetting his expansive financial holdings and his plan to divest upwards of $50 million in private shares of CKE Restaurants, where Puzder has served as CEO since 2000.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.