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Obama Asks Local Congresswoman to be Labor Secretary

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Adding to the mix of Californians tapped to work in the Obama administration, Congresswoman Hilda Solis has reportedly been asked to become the Labor Secretary. Environmentalists may be excited to see yet another green bean join Obama since Solis authored the 2007 Green Jobs Act, which "provides federal money for 'green collar' job training, 'such as energy efficiency retrofit and service, green building construction, and solar panel installation,'" says the Wall Street Journal. The act could create as manny as 3 million jobs over the next 10 years. Solis currently represents parts of Los Angeles, East LA and the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, Monterey Park, Rosemead, South El Monte, and West Covina.