Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Labor Sec. Solis Confirmed...At Last!!!

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.


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