Thursday, February 5, 2009

Labor Nominee's Hearing Off as Husband's Tax Liens Surface

By Michael A. Fletcher
Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, February 6, 2009; Page A04

A Senate committee yesterday abruptly called off a session to consider President Obama's nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) to be labor secretary after learning that her husband had paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens, some on file as long as 16 years.

Solis's confirmation vote before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had already been delayed for weeks by questions over her role as unpaid treasurer of a pro-labor organization and her support of a hotly contested measure that would make it easier for workers to organize unions.

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