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Hilda Solis

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Hilda Solis is the U.S. Secretary of Labor

Hilda L. Solis, a Democrat, is the U.S. Secretary of Labor since February 2009. Previously, she was a U.S. Representative for the 32nd Congressional district of California 2001 to 2009.[1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Hilda Solis voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Solis voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Biography

Solis was born October 20, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. She was educated at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the University of Southern California, and served in the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs, as an analyst with the Office of Management and Budget, and as a member of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate before entering the House. In 2000, she became the first woman and the first Latino to be awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library.

Solis was first elected to the House in 2000.

2006 elections

In 2006, Libertarian Leland Faegre announced his intention to challenge Solis in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Solis retained her seat.

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Hilda Solis, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

2009 appointment

In 2009, Rep. Solis was appointed by President Obama to be Secretary of Labor.[1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00009586&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Hilda Solis
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
  • Democratic Chair, Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues
  • Chair, Health Task Force, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Democratic Women's Working Group
  • Progressive Caucus

Boards and other affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, Rio Hondo Community College, 1985-1991
  • Comision Feminil de Los Angeles
  • El Monte Business and Professional Women's Organization
  • El Monte Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Hilda Solis. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hilda L. Solis profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, Democratic Chair, Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues, Chair, Health Task Force, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic Women's Working Group, Progressive Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Previous Political Work?
California State Senate,California State Assembly,
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District Offices:
1. 4716 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Building A, East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: 323-307-9904 / Fax: 323-307-9906
2. 4401 Santa Anita Avenue Suite 211, El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 626-448-1271 / Fax: 626-448-8062




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Date of Birth: October 20, 1957