Thursday, December 18, 2008

Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) tapped for Labor Secretary

A labor official says Rep. Hilda Solis of California will be nominated as labor secretary by President-elect Barack Obama.

The Democratic congresswoman was just elected to her fifth term representing heavily Hispanic portions of eastern Los Angeles County and east L.A. She is the daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants and has been the only member of Congress of Central American descent.

The official spoke on conditions of anonymity because an announcement has not been made yet. A call to Solis's office was not immediately returned.

Solis, 51, has focused on immigration and environment issues while in the House.

An announcement is expected from the Obama transition team in the next few days.

I expect her to be formally announced by Obama tomorrow, along with Ray LaHood for Transportation Secretary. This will round out his cabinet and he is off to Hawaii for Xmas Holiday, on Saturday.


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