From AP via Raw Story:
Senate confirms Solis as labor secretary
By SAM HANANEL – 40 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed California congresswoman Hilda Solis as President Barack Obama's labor secretary.
Solis' confirmation gives the agency a decidedly pro-worker tilt after eight years of business-friendly leadership under the Bush administration.
The 80-17 vote comes after more than a month of delays. Some GOP lawmakers were concerned over her work for a pro-union group that supports legislation easing the process for workers to organize unions.
She also had to answer questions about tax liens filed against her husband.