Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hilda Solis Confirmed While Republican Bitterness Lingers

Good news. Not the lingering republican bitterness but the confirmation of Solis.
Politico: California Rep. Hilda Solis won Senate confirmation to be labor secretary on Tuesday, ending her rocky two-month nomination process.

Solis faced tough questioning from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in her confirmation hearing last month. Republicans on the committee pressed Solis on her support for controversial card check legislation and her connection to a union-backing organization. Throughout the process, Republicans expressed concern at what they said was her lack of specificity in answering questions about her views.

Solis was confirmed 80-17, but some Republicans expressed their lingering bitterness.