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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after meeting with the nominee for Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta:

"I had a very good conversation with Alex Acosta today. We discussed how we can fix our immigration system to support higher wages for American workers. We also talked about how we can protect organizations that employ people with disabilities, such as Arkansas's MARVA, Open Avenues, and Abilities Unlimited. These groups perform a critical service for the most vulnerable, yet they've been harmed by unnecessary labor regulations over the past few years. And it was clear from our meeting today that Alex wants to change course. I look forward to supporting his nomination."