Sunday, December 21, 2008

Backbencher of the Week

A recurring feature of this blog will be the award for Backbencher of the Week.  This award will go to the rank and file member of congress or parliament whose work deserves mention but is overshadowed.  This week's winner is Rep. Hilda Solis(D-CA).

Rep. Solis received a lot of attention this week because President-Elect Obama nominated her to be Secretary of Labor.  Her record proves she deserves this nomination.  She funded a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage when she was a state legislator in California.  In Congress she is known for her work on immigrant rights, the environment and labor.  

Here is a speech she made in support of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Congratulations Rep. Solis on being named Backbencher of the Week, and on being nominated for Secretary of Labor.

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