February 15, 2009   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Another Corrupt Nominee
Solis Hits Snag 
AFL-CIO -- February 13

Chao's Hubby Slows Senate Vote on Solis for Labor Secretary
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has threatened to filibuster any of President Obama's cabinet and judicial nominees unless they meet a brand new set of conditions that McConnell laid out in a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
Heritage Foundation -- February 5
Yet Another Reason Solis is the New Daschle
    "...However, this problem pales in comparison to her involvement with Americans Right to Work (ARW), which we highlighted on Tuesday where she may have violated multiple House ethics rules. It appears that while Hilda Solis served as a Board Member and Treasurer to the organization, they were lobbying Congress on bills Ms. Solis actually co-sponsored. One of those bills, the "Employee Free Choice Act", is the card-check legislation that will eliminate the secret ballot in union elections, eliminating anonymous decisions by employees to decide whether to unionize.
    "The Ethics Manual of the House of Representatives is quite clear that Members should not "take an active role in lobbying Congress on behalf of a private organization since that would conflict with a Member's general obligation to the public." As of today, she is still listed as a Board Member on ARW's website."

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