Pelosi Statement on Obama Nomination of Congresswoman Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor

Dec 19, 2008
Press Release

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on President-elect Obama’s nomination of Congresswoman Hilda Solis of California as Secretary of Labor:

"I applaud President-elect Obama’s selection of my colleague and friend Congresswoman Hilda Solis to serve as America’s next Labor Secretary. Hilda Solis’ tenure in Congress has been defined by an unrelenting commitment to working Americans, from their health care and job creation to their retirement security and workplace safety. As the first elected Latina in the California Senate, she led the fight to increase the state’s minimum wage.

"Working together, President-elect Obama and Secretary-designate Solis can help to put the Labor Department back on the side of working Americans who deserve fair wages, safe workplaces, and job training to take part in the green and innovative economy that will make America more competitive. I look forward to Congresswoman Solis’ swift confirmation and to working with her and our new President in the new year."