December 20, 2008
President-Elect Obama Nominates Solis to Cabinet Post
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Labor Nominee Hilda SolisPresident-Elect Barack Obama recently nominated Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) to be the new Secretary of Labor. Solis, 51, has served four terms in the House of Representatives and recently won a fifth term. According to the AFL-CIO, Solis has voted right 97% of the time in her congressional career and 100% of the time in 2007. In accepting the nomination Solis said, “As Secretary of Labor, I will work to strengthen our unions and support every American in our nation’s diverse workforce…We also must enforce federal labor laws and strengthen regulations to protect our nation’s workers, such as wage and hour laws, and rules regarding overtime pay and pay discrimination.” If confirmed, Solis would succeed current Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.


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