Hilda Solis News
Cory Booker's Summer Cruise
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEASURING THE DRAPES: It’s primary day in New Jersey and Newark Mayor Cory Booker is poised for victory, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE reports. He will still have to go up against conservative businessman Steve Lonegan in the general election, but polls...
Tom Perez Confirmed as Labor Secretary
The Senate confirmed Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez as the next secretary of labor Thursday with a vote of 54-46, making him the only Latino in President Obama’s cabinet. Perez was nominated to the post in March, but his nomination was held up by Republicans...
Obama's Only Latino Cabinet Nominee Moves Toward Confirmation
President Obama's only Latino cabinet nominee, Thomas Perez, cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, putting him on track to be confirmed as labor secretary. The Senate voted 60-40 to cut off debate on Perez's nomination, the minimum amount of votes needed to avoid a filibuster.
Obama Picks Former Campaign Official Katherine Archuleta as OPM Director
President Obama will nominate former campaign official Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Thursday, according to a White House official. Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. She was the first Latina to
Budget Battle Ahead (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BUDGET KNIVES COME OUT: This is something we’ve never seen from a Democratic president, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent JONATHAN KARL notes: “An official White House budget that includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare. White House ...
Immigration, Voting Rights Record Could Stall Obama Labor Nominee
President Obama's Pick to Head Labor Department, Thomas, Perez, Could Encounter GOP Fight.
President Obama Announces Choice for Labor Secretary
President taps Thomas Perez to head department left vacated by Hilda Solis.
The Campaign to Award Fred Ross Sr. a Medal of Freedom
In 1952, Fred Ross Sr. was combing the Latino barrios of San Jose, California for places to hold house meetings. He was trying to build up a local chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), a grassroots effort aimed at empowering minority workers through everything from voter registration
Obama's Capitol Hill Courtship (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GEORGE GOES ONE-ON-ONE WITH OBAMA: President Barack Obama will sit down with George Stephanopoulos, anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “This Week,” in an exclusive interview today. The interview comes as President Obama is initiating ...
Thomas Perez Could Become Only Latino In Obama Cabinet
President Barack Obama is expected to tap Thomas Perez, the head of the Department of Justice's civil rights division, to serve as his next labor secretary. The appointment would make Perez the only Latino in the president's second-term cabinet. Multiple media reports have indicated that Perez is