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Eugene Scalia testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee during his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of the U.S. Labor Department, on Thursday, September 19, 2019. (Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM) Eugene Scalia testifies before the Senate HELP Committee during his confirmation hearing to become Labor secretary. (Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM)

Eugene Scalia, President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, said Thursday that he would, if confirmed, “seek guidance from the designated ethics official” at Labor as to his ability to participate in crafting a fiduciary rule.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, stated to Scalia during the Thursday nomination hearing that he’s “had a lot of work in overturning the [now vacated Obama administration fiduciary] rule.” She then asked Scalia: “Would you recuse yourself from participating in DOL’s forthcoming revised fiduciary rule because of that?”

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