Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns
But Eric Holder is staying on as attorney general
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2013 4:11 PM CST
This Sept. 10, 2012, file photo shows Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

(Newser) – President Obama's second-term reshuffling increased again this afternoon with the resignation of labor secretary Hilda Solis, reports Politico. Obama, who sang her praises in a statement here, already is replacing his treasury secretary, secretary of state, defense chief, and CIA director. So who's staying put for sure? The White House says attorney general Eric Holder, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will be around for the near future, reports CNN.

“As the daughter of parents who worked in factories, paid their union dues and achieved their goal of a middle class life, and as the first Latina to head a major federal agency, it has been an incredible honor to serve,” Solis wrote in a letter to staffers. Even before the loss of another high-ranking woman, critics were worried that Obama's Cabinet was turning into a boys' club.

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Doublewhiskeycoke
Jan 10, 2013 9:20 PM CST
She useless. She can go back to LA. What a waste of a good post in Government. Time wasted -could have done more for La Gente. Well I at least have hope that Patti Solis http://www.newser.com/story/42354/team-obama-woos-ex-hillary-aide.html will get her shot with a Cabinet Post. What a Fox, beautiful and smart AND from La Villita, Little Villiage (26th Street) Chicago. This second term appointees are looking Good!
HANKHILL
Jan 10, 2013 4:29 PM CST
by by hilda no one will miss you!
2poor
Jan 10, 2013 8:50 AM CST
I know how to fill her do nothing position..... come on Valarie whisper into your buddies ear of Jeffery Immelt's nice work as his Job Czar. After all, Jeff and GE are committed to the Chinese to move American jobs there in chase of supplying GE turbines on Boeing's aircraft...ya know? LOL