WASHINGTON (AP) - A labor official says Rep. Hilda Solis of
California will be nominated as labor secretary by President-elect
The Democratic congresswoman was just elected to her fifth term
representing heavily Hispanic portions of eastern Los Angeles
County and east L.A. She is the daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan
immigrants and has been the only member of Congress of Central
And a Democratic official says Obama intends to name Ron Kirk as
the United States' trade representative.
Kirk is a former mayor of Dallas, and was the first black to
hold that post.
Obama tapped Kirk after Xavier Becerra, a Democratic congressman
from California, announced Tuesday that he intends to remain in the
House rather than take the trade post.