Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who was under consideration for Secretary of Labor, sent out this release after it was confirmed that Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) was President-elect Obama’s choice for the position:
“I am honored to have been considered by President-elect Obama for Secretary of Labor. I did not seek this position, as my passion is the work I do for people in Connecticut and the changes I can bring in the U.S. Congress.”
“I met with President-elect Obama in Chicago this past week for 45 minutes. We had a very serious conversation about restoring protections for employees, the economic crisis and events impacting women. It further affirmed the importance of him succeeding to bring the change the country needs.”
“I am delighted with his choice of my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Hilda Solis. She will do an excellent job in an a department where change is sorely needed. I look forward to working with her, President-elect Obama and his entire cabinet to get this country back on track.”
I have to admit, it would have been nice to have someone from Connecticut in the cabinet. Maybe someday.