February 5th, 2009
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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. Slider

    Face it, Progressives....

    You got OWNED.

    O W N E D

    O W N E D

    O W N ED

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!! ahhhhh....LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Majority Rule Moral Majority

    My exact thoughts Jake?

    February 5, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. Death of America by Obama

    NO MORE TAX CHEATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. NYC REPUB

    Of course my fellow Republicans would halt, even try to blotch the name of this, woman who is pro labor, to head the labor department.... I have a feeling that the republican party, and their obstructionist ways, will not make it through the year. By the way, I'm another moderate repub., who voted for, and pretty much side w/ the President....... Especially after Joe(the plumber), Rush, Rudy Guilliani, and Gov. Palin, became the voices of the party.

    February 5, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Agnes

    The issue is unpaid taxes. If my spouse does not pay taxes I'm liable; why then, should it be any different for a politician whose spouse did not pay a business tax? One rule for all... remember?

    February 5, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. pa dreamin'

    When is this going to stop? And when are these blinded, brainwashed people going to stop blaming the Republicans for the problems in this adminstration? I challenge anyone to put out there anything that has been written DIRECTLY AND IN HIS OWN HAND, by Obama. You can't do it because he has turned everything over to his "staff" and Congress to write and he will put his name on it. Just like he did in Illinois. His appointees are falling like flies in the bug zapper and all you can say is he is doing a good job. Where? I really want to hear from all these people in a couple of years when the real Obama steps forward. OOPS, he already has. He has shown that there are two standards in Washington, just like there always has been and always will be, no matter who wears the big hat. Seems to me that his "staff" needs some education on the vetting process and they need to get in touch with the American public as far as tax cheats. I wished I could make an "honest" hundred thousand dollar mistake and ignore it for years and not go to jail. Only tells me that he makes so much money, that amount is chump change to him. Just wished Gietner (sp) would do the right thing and leave.

    February 5, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  7. Renee

    Again? Does she not share the same roof as her husband? What is going on here?

    This is incredible!

    February 5, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
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