The Washington Post reported today that the nomination of President Obama’s Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, may be in trouble. Apparently, Solis’ nomination was to be considered at a Senate hearing today, however, the hearing was canceled once a report surfaced that Solis’ husband recently paid $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business. (The Post reports that some of those liens had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.)
Solis nomination was already delayed by “questions over her role on the board of the pro-labor organization American Rights at Work.” That organization received at least $411,000 for “political activities” from various union organizations in 2007 not counting the approximately $700,000 ARAW also received in generic contributions from unions that year. Several Senators questioned Solis on her role with ARAW as it appears that she was the treasurer of that organization from 2004 to 2007 and some of those funds were likely spent for lobbying Congress during her tenure.
Stay tuned . . .