WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Senate committee Thursday delayed its confirmation vote for Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis, citing a need to review additional documentation.
A planned vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee "was postponed to allow members additional time to review the documentation submitted in support of Representative Solis' nomination to serve in the important position of labor secretary," Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, and Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, said in a joint written statement.
"Members on both sides of the aisle remain committed to giving her nomination the fair and thorough consideration that she deserves. We will continue to work together to move this nomination forward as soon as possible." Kennedy is the committee's chairman; Enzi is the ranking Republican. Solis, a California congresswoman, is currently serving her fifth term in House of Representatives.
A new date for the committee to vote on her nomination has not been set yet.
Is she an illegal?
Please don't say that they are waiting for additional tax filings. Please say that we have a clean tax payer nominee.
Anyone checking her tax records???
mistakes yes, but certain better at management than either Palin (laughable for her to be a critic of Obama) and Bush – what a nightmare
It is good he started the process early, obviously this is going to be a long process
I don't think it was a mistake to nominate Daschel, he is a good man with a large mistake
who cares, I want to see the story about REP. Sessions of Texas and his contraversial discussion on how the GOPs have be more like the Taliban. THis is interesting news.
I sure hope she paid her taxes, and on time!
WHY IS THIS TAKING SO LONG?
Jake, racism is ugly, even if it is used in a pathetic attempt at humor.
Translation: We need to check her tax returns
NASTY, SNARKY, HATE-FILLED, ANTI-OBAMA COMMENT !!!!!!!!!
Her husband's business (which she also lists as a personal asset) had something like 15 tax liens on it. Remind me again why limousine liberals don't have to pay taxes?
@Jake...what makes you think she is an illegal? Some people are so ignorant.
Just what the dept. needs, a Mexican leader!
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Yes, I cannot wait to see the consevative spin on the Taliban remarks. Had a Democrat made it, they would have called for nothing short of a lynching. Since one of their own did it, let's watch them spin it, or ignore it.
Now the spouse's taxes are under review. Did anyone check Chenney's wife's returns or Cindy McCain – oh right they both refused to submit full details of their returns.
Just came out TAX PROBLEM!!!!!
Oh great. Nice pro union comrade. Bring on the Socialist. This lady
will be great for the country. The union sure helped GM Ford and Chrysler become strong companies. Let them save us all. We will all be standing in bread lines pretty soon.
Another joke for Obama. This guy really needs help. Too bad Edwards was Stoiking someone else and got caught. He would have been a great VP. Adultery no big deal for Demis.
His wife took him back correct left wing. That makes it okay to cheat.
Grand Obstructionist Party at it again. America needs to realize that President Obama is doing an excellent job. He even takes responsibility for his cabinet picks even though their personal affairs such as paying their taxes is out of his control. However, the republican party is appalled that an African American beat their Maverick and Pig with lipstick. They will stop at nothing to see this president fail. If they continue on their course of obstructing everything this president tries to do to help the working average American, the GOP will become extinct. America spoke on November 4th, and the GOP had it's hands over it's ears.
The GOPers don't like her cause she is pro Union, and they are looking for any petty thing to stall this confirmation...let's not kid ourselves here!!!
hahahaha. All the dems are scared now to look at their own nominees.
maybe Barak should let Michelle do the background checks on his appointees before he names them. She looks pretty mean. I bet she could make them talk.
We all need to be more like our political leaders and just not pay our taxes. Why wait for Congress to do a stimulus package – vote yourself one – don't pay – that's what they do.
My goodness, do any Democrats pay taxes? Do they think they are exempt from this 'burden'. How elitist is that?!?!?
this is just scrapping the barrel by the senate republiklans; any nomination president Obama should be discredited.
they dont care about the american people suffering right now; they just want to continue to play partisan politics at the detriment of the american people!!!!
Simple suggested question to Obama vetters: Do you or your spouse have any reason to believe that your income and taxes for the past ten years have not been fully and accurately reported and paid? (A "yes" leads to an intensive face-to-face and paper audit, and no one is indispensible.)