Update on Hilda Solis

by Michael Haberman on February 5, 2009 · 0 comments


A report in the Los Angeles Times indicates that the reason Solis’ nomination is being held up is her membership in American Rights at Work, a tax-exempt group dedicated to helping workers unionize. Her membership in this group, and her continued work on behalf of the EFCA, may violate House ethics rules on lobbying or assisting lobbying. Causing some additional concern was the fact that she didn’t report this membership in House documents. The White House called this an “unintentional oversight.” (Hmmm, that sounds vaguely familiar.) So the wrangling over the nomination goes on. You can read the article by clicking the link above.

In the meantime, President Obama has named Ed Hugler, a career Labor employee and the deputy assistant secretary for operations, to serve as acting secretary, as reported in The Hill.
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