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.