Solis Confirmed

Amanda Carpenter

2/24/2009 5:41:58 PM - Amanda Carpenter
Hilda Solis has been confirmed by the Senate to become Labor Secretary 80-17.

In the run-up to her confirmation Republicans complained about her work for the pro-union 501(c) 4, American Rights at Work while she was a member of the House.

Solis served as Treasurer of ARW, which engages in lobbying activities, at the same time she was sponsoring bills on Capitol Hill, such as the “Employee Free Choice Act” to increase labor’s organizing power in the workplace.

She did not disclose her affiliation with ARW until she was tapped by Obama to become Labor Secretary.