The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Eugene Scalia’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor by a 53-44 vote.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday approved Scalia’s nomination by a 12-11 vote.

Scalia will replace former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who resigned on July 19, 2019. Patrick Pizzella has been serving as Acting Secretary of Labor since Acosta’s resignation.

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Scalia in July via Twitter, formally submitted his intent in late August and officially sent the nomination to the Senate on September 11, 2019.

Scalia most recently served as a partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and is a member and former co-chairman of its labor and employment practice group. He also co-chairs the firm’s administrative law and regulatory practice group. Scalia served as solicitor of the Labor Department from 2002 to 2003 as a President George W. Bush appointee. He is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.