February 5th, 2009
02:24 PM ET
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Committee vote on Labor Department nominee postponed

A Senate committee Thursday delayed its confirmation vote for Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis.
A Senate committee Thursday delayed its confirmation vote for Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis.

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.


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Jake

    Is she an illegal?

    February 5, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. Joe, Chicago IL

    Please don't say that they are waiting for additional tax filings. Please say that we have a clean tax payer nominee.

    February 5, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Fair enough.

    February 5, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Typical White Person

    Anyone checking her tax records???

    February 5, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. good thing they started early

    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

    February 5, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. person

    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.

    February 5, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. My2Cents

    I sure hope she paid her taxes, and on time!

    February 5, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. vincent - phoenix

    WHY IS THIS TAKING SO LONG?

    February 5, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. Joyce in Indiana

    Jake, racism is ugly, even if it is used in a pathetic attempt at humor.

    February 5, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. Scott

    Translation: We need to check her tax returns

    February 5, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. TYPICAL REPUBLICAN

    NASTY, SNARKY, HATE-FILLED, ANTI-OBAMA COMMENT !!!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. Mississippi Mike

    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?

    February 5, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Honestlady

    @Jake...what makes you think she is an illegal? Some people are so ignorant.

    February 5, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Just what the dept. needs, a Mexican leader!

    February 5, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Jackson, Seattle

    person February 5th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

    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.

    ___________

    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.

    February 5, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Scott the Independent

    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.

    February 5, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. Boston Irish

    Just came out TAX PROBLEM!!!!!

    February 5, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  18. Matthew Detroit

    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.

    February 5, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. Chuck

    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.

    February 5, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  20. Lucieann

    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!!!

    February 5, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. Matthew Detroit

    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.

    February 5, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. bills2pay

    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.

    February 5, 2009 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. Mark - Berwyn, PA

    My goodness, do any Democrats pay taxes? Do they think they are exempt from this 'burden'. How elitist is that?!?!?

    February 5, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. We Are The One

    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!!!!

    February 5, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    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.)

    February 5, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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