SOTU Watch: New Labor Secretary

The Senate confirmed Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) as Secretary of Labor this afternoon. It will be worth watching whether President Obama acknowledges her confirmation in his State of the Union speech tonight — and if so how prominently. Even as the momentum for card check slows down, Solis’s confirmation is a big win for organized labor, whose agenda she has consistently promoted.

For more on labor issues in the State of the Union , see here.

For more on Solis, see here.

For more on card check, see here.