February 5th, 2009
02:24 PM ET
9 years ago

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. obama-mama

    Seems her hubbie has tax issues....Her taxes are fine. I hope this is not some kind of conspiracy. If Daschle was the best man for the job, I would have kept him.

    February 5, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Vincent Petrosino

    Solis is clean. If here husband has problems so be it it for him, she is noit part of her business. Didn't we just go through this with Hillery and Bill and his foundation? And as much as I despise her politics, did we not go through this with Geraldine Ferraro and her husband Zuccarro in the 1980's? Werenot his business dealings under scrutiny as well?

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

    WOW ! where was all this lookin into the bush administration??? but it's ok.obama wil prevail.as he always does..they're tryin there best to undermine his presidency,but u cant stop progress.

    February 5, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. El Borak

    "Please say that we have a clean tax payer nominee...."

    Maybe, maybe not:, it appears they may be her husband's tax issues. For as much as these folks love to tax everything, they sure aren't big on paying them...

    February 5, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. Rick in WA

    Not a surprise anymore.

    February 5, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Obama Victim

    a Democrat involved in corruption?? surely not

    February 5, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Dont blame me

    Aren't there any CLEAN democrats that they can appoint???

    More of Obama's CHANGE that we can believe in.

    February 5, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. sandee in Portland

    They say that her husband had some tax issues regarding his business; however, since she's not a part of that business, it shouldn't have any effect on where she's appointed. You know, most of us have had tax issues at some time in our lives. I think they're carrying this tax issue thing a little too far.

    February 5, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. Robbie

    How about an executive order to audit all government officials nationally and statewide. While this is embarrasing for Obama I don't think it's that he is picking 'worst' choices, I think this is symptomatic of a political culture of corruption.

    February 5, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    I don't think he should nominate anyone form CA. That state goes $40.000.000 deeper into debt every day. I don,t care what side of the isle, no one form CA.

    February 5, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. Nick the Photographer

    My god, does anyone in Washington pay their taxes? This country needs a total reset on politicians. Throw them all out and start over.

    February 5, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  12. Simmy

    If you don't post me, someone else will say it.

    Republican are on another witchhunt. Being the opposition is all they have left. They should change their name to the Opposition Party.

    February 5, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. Doug

    Has Obama ever run anything?

    I can't believe we elected this two-faced moron...... he gave a speech and you fell asleep. Look at the "change" he is ushering in...... "old Washington liberals", tax cheats and communists (like this one)...... what a joke.

    He will see the taste for this behavior drop like a stone just like this "Christmas Ham" he is trying to kill the economy with. People will grow tired of paying for his votes.

    Throw out all of Washington and start over..... they cannot see beyond their own walls and we all pay the price. It is the worst investment we make with our money.

    February 5, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Ken


    Has anyone checked her legal status into this country?

    She should do the right thing and remove herself from being nominated for this office. Plus, Obama should explain why he is using double standards for his staff?

    February 5, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. Palin/ Limbaugh 2012

    Jake, are you an idiot??? Can't take the fact that a Hispanic female is made something for herself. What part of the country are you from? I am amased of ignorant people are.

    February 5, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Dems be dopes

    NoBama's New Stimilus Plan

    Nominate a Dimocrat

    Investigate for tax evasion

    Collect back taxes

    Repeat as necessary..............

    February 5, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Steph

    Ken, Why would anyone need to check a member of the House of Representatives immigration status? Could you be more of a racist???

    February 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. Dan

    Barack Obama has lots of tax issues. He has selected people without proper vetting process. I am happy that things have come up before these candidates are confirmed. I wonder if Barack has paid his taxes properly. America, we are on the wrong path. I do not know who can save us.

    February 5, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Bill

    Nice spinning by the demoncrats. Lets talk about people that are no longer in power rather than the people in power who have talked about change and now seem to be the same old plague that we have had over the last 15-20 years.

    February 5, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  20. Joseph

    It has been reported that her taxes are fine, her husbands taxes on the other hand ar not, please explain how his taxes are an issue for her. The Republicans will stop at nothing.

    February 5, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. Tim


    To All those who do not have the ability to think for themselves......

    It is now written......

    The world renowned Cnn Blogger "CHUCK" has now declared we MUST ALL REALIZE THAT OBAMA IS DOING A TREMEDOUS JOB!

    Thank you Chuck!

    Please CNN readers...repeat this line to as many people as you can each and every day....and together....we can brainwash all of America!

    February 5, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. Another Cabinet Dud

    Did she pay her taxes????????

    February 5, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  23. Ray Ray

    When will Gaithner resign??

    Every day a new tax-cheat gets nominated by Obama reminds Americans how much Democrats think they're above the laws they create.

    If still living – Al Capone would be appointed by Obama to lead the Alcohol-Firearm-Tobacco Dept!

    That's "Change" you can believe in, folks!! (eyes rolling)

    February 5, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    Wow, they are going after spouses now too? What's next, the family dog? This is turning more into a witch hunt than a confirmation. Take the time to review, but don't hold her accountable for her husband. That is just not fair. Sheesh.

    February 5, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. James II


    You can not spell and you tell people that they are ignorant????

    February 5, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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