Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hilda Solis Nomination Advances to Full Senate

Good news:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Hilda Solis edged closer Wednesday to winning confirmation as the nation's next labor secretary, after more than a month of delays over questions about her husband's unpaid taxes and her work for a pro-union group.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee cleared her nomination in a voice vote with only two Republicans voting against her. The action sends the nomination to the full Senate for a final vote likely this week.

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Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Tom Coburn (R-BatshitCrazy) were the only committee members to vote no. I'm surprised given the upcoming fight for the Employee Free Choice Act which will show clearly who cares about the working majority in this country.

Hint: It's the crew that would actually nominate a pro-labor Labor Secretary instead of the alternatives.

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