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Topic - Hilda L. Solis
With Thomas E. Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months — a prospect that has business leaders worried and labor advocates cheering.
Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration since 2009, is leaving her position, according to a media report.
The Washington Times analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates and found 27 members who — over a period of four or more years — lost an annual average of at least one-third of their staff who sought calmer pastures or were fired.
Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced Wednesday that she will leave the administration — a surprise resignation that adds to what is turning into a major shake-up among President Obama's team.
Never underestimate the entrenched West Coast support for a Democratic White House.
Leaders of a House panel want a Tennessee public relations firm to turn over records on roughly $2 million in federal stimulus program contracts it won from the Department of Labor, including details of the work it did on a nearly half-million-dollar ad campaign on MSNBC that reported creating no jobs.
In his book "The Audacity of Hope," then-candidate Barack Obama, when talking about his relationship with Big Labor union officials, wrote: "I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don't consider this corrupting in any way."
For 23 million Americans without jobs, the Labor Day holiday is not a day off but just another day without work. It's a fitting hash mark for the presidential campaign kickoff, reminding Americans of President Obama's tragic failure to deliver.
Victor Davis Hanson wrote a wonderful Op-Ed pillorying a number of this administration's Cabinet secretaries, calling into question the competence of Timothy F. Geithner, Kenneth L. Salazar, Steven Chu, Eric H. Holder Jr. and Hilda L. Solis ("Cabinet gone wild," May 3).
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin urged West Virginians to observe a moment of silence Thursday, starting at 3:01 p.m., to mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster and the deaths of 29 men.
Dear Sgt Shaft: How do I begin to get an exemption/dispute from the 20/20/20 rule? They do happen per individual Dates of Service and Regulation Changes. I was married for 30 years. My husband was on active duty for 22 years. Only 17½ not 20 were overlapping years. I understand that the rules have changed. I was told that if I was married for 20 years with 20 years active duty that I would qualify for former spouse if divorced. How do I start a case requesting Former Spouse Benefits exempting the 20-20-20 requirement?
The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are called to active duty or become injured.
The new owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men were killed in an explosion agreed Tuesday to pay a record $210 million in penalties over what the government called an "entirely preventable" tragedy caused by the pursuit of profits ahead of safety.
Sparking outrage across the country's rural heartland, the Obama administration is proposing rules to curb the ability of children on farms to engage in "corn sex" for pay.
"I'll be darned if I'm going to set that aside now because a few teabaggers want to somehow muzzle my voice. We don't have to sit back and allow a minority in the Congress, known as the tea party, to dominate the discussion in our households," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis recently told an enthusiastic audience at the Florida Democratic convention, citing federal assistance that once helped her family.
Former Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis bluntly declared there was "a new sheriff in town" when she took over the department in 2009.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis have also announced they are leaving.