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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Chairwoman Velazquez Statement on Confirmation Hearing for Rep. Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor

Chairwoman Velázquez Statement on Confirmation Hearing for Rep. Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor
January 9, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement today following the confirmation hearing for Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-Calif.) as Secretary of Labor:

“Congresswoman Solis has dedicated her career to helping American workers by creating new jobs, securing a living wage and providing affordable health care options. As a sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act, she has fought to protect the right of workers to join a union and bargain for better terms.

“Our nation’s middle class has struggled long enough to make ends meet as paychecks shrink and health care costs skyrocket. I am confident that Rep. Solis will put the Labor Department back on the right track with policies that give workers a fair shake. She understands that our hard-working men and women deserve fair wages, safe workplaces, job training and the right to organize.”

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