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Hilda Solis
NameHilda Solis
Office25th United States Secretary of Labor
PresidentBarack Obama
Term startFebruary 24, 2009
PredecessorElaine Chao
Term startJanuary 3, 2001
Term endFebruary 24, 2009
PrecededMatthew Martínez
SucceededJudy Chu
State senate
State senateCalifornia
Term start1994
Term end2001
PrecededArt Torres
SucceededGloria Romero
Term start1992
Term end1994
PrecededDave Elder
SucceededMartin Gallegos
Personal information
Date of birthOctober 20, 1957(age 52)
Birth placeLos Angeles California
ReligionRoman Catholic
ResidenceEl Monte, California, United States
PartyDemocratic Party
SpouseSam Sayyad
OccupationGovernment analyst
Alma materCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona (BA)&
University of Southern California (MPA)
Hilda Lucia Solis (; born October 20, 1957) is the 25th United States Secretary of Labor, serving in the Obama administration. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Solis was raised in La Puente, California by immigrant parents from Nicaragua and Mexico. She gained degrees from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and the University of Southern California (USC) and worked for two federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Returning to her native state, she was elected to the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees in 1985, the California State Assembly in 1992, and the California State Senate in 1994. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the State Senate, and was reelected there in 1998. She became known for her work toward environmental justice and was the first female recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2000.
Solis defeated a long-time Democratic incumbent as part of getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, where she focused mainly on labor causes and environmental work. She was reelected easily to four subsequent terms. In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Solis as the next United States Secretary of Labor. She took office after being confirmed by the United States Senate in February 2009, becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet.
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Beck, Solis honored for work to improve lives of women - Whittier Daily News Tweet this news

Whittier Daily News---...- who have been supportive of the ongoing work of the ELAWC, including US Secretary of Labor -Hilda Solis- and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. ...
Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 05:39:17 GMT+00:00

US Labor Department and Secretary Hilda L. Solis to host G20 Labor and ... - PR-CANADA.net (press release) Tweet this news

PR-CANADA.net (press release)--The US Department of Labor and Secretary -Hilda- L. -Solis- will host the first meeting of the G20 labor and employment ministers in Washington on April 20 and ...
Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:08:43 GMT+00:00

WLOX-TV and WLOX.com - The News for South MississippiSen. Cochran asks Labor ... - WLOX Tweet this news

WLOX--WASHINGTON, DC (WLOX) - US Senator Thad Cochran Tuesday encouraged Labor Secretary -Hilda Solis- to expedite the construction of a permanent new dormitory for ...
Date : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 01:59:34 GMT+00:00

Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County gets $8m from federal government - Visalia Times-Delta Tweet this news

Visalia Times-Delta--The grant will assist both workers who have been laid off and those facing dislocations in the near future, said Secretary of Labor -Hilda- L. -Solis-. ...
Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:31:00 GMT+00:00

OSHA leader remembers workers killed in BP Texas City blast - Reliable Plant Magazine Tweet this news

Reliable Plant Magazine--On March 23, five years after the terrible explosion at BP's Texas City refinery, Secretary of Labor -Hilda- L. -Solis- issued the following statement ...
Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:42:18 GMT+00:00

Obama administration applauds Markey vote for health care bill - 9NEWS.com Tweet this news

9NEWS.com--US Labor Secretary -Hilda Solis- said Markey's support was "critical" for a bill that narrowly passed the house 219-212, and which has been attacked by ...
Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:20:34 GMT+00:00

SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK: San Marino's Floyd fit in perfectly - Pasadena Star-News Tweet this news

Pasadena Star-News--"The girls have some friends on Maranatha's team, but they still wanted to beat them," San Marino coach -Hilda Solis- said. "They wanted to make sure we were ...
Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 01:33:59 GMT+00:00

After Health Care, Activists Must Continue Pressure for Change - Mar 23 - Beyond Chron Tweet this news

Beyond Chron--At the recent AFL-CIO leadership meeting in Florida, Labor Secretary -Hilda Solis- reportedly intimated that Obama would make the recess appointments to the ...
Date : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:13:41 GMT+00:00

Solis to Convene Latino Worker Safety Summit in Houston - Occupational Health Safety Tweet this news

Occupational Health Safety--Secretary of Labor -Hilda- L. -Solis- will convene a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety on April 14 and 15 in Houston, Texas. ...
Date : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:27:13 GMT+00:00

Stabenow: Secretary Solis Announces Millions in Clean Energy Job Training for ... - The Michigan News Tweet this news

The Michigan News--US Secretary of Labor -Hilda Solis- announced the funding to help workers transitioning to clean energy jobs. In Michigan, funding will be awarded to the ...
Date : Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:23:41 GMT+00:00

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