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President Obama to Name Thomas Perez as New Secretary of Labor
By Samantha Leal | 03/11/2013 - 15:15

President Obama intends to name Thomas Perez as the new secretary of Labor, who currently serves as the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, reports the LA Times. If passed, Perez would be the only Latino in the Cabinet at this point in Obama's second term.

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Hilda Solis Finally Confirmed, Becomes First Latina Secretary of Labor
By Monica Herrera | 02/25/2009 - 09:30

After facing repeated delays and opposition from Republican members of Congress, Rep. Hilda Solis was finally confirmed as President Barack Obama's Secretary of Labor on Tuesday, making her the first Latina to ever hold the position. The Washington Post reports that U.S.

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Hilda Solis's Confirmation Vote Finally Moves to Senate
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/12/2009 - 15:00

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) is one step closer to joining President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor. After being stalled for weeks, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Senate committee voted to send Solis’s nomination to the full Senate yesterday.

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