Political Headlines January 9, 2013: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Steps Down

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-9-13

Dept of Labor

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has stepped down.

The first Latina to lead a federal agency, Solis joined the Obama administration back in 2009 after representing California in the House of Representatives. She said in a letter to colleagues that she was leaving her post to “begin a new future” by returning to her roots. She calls her departure “one of the most difficult decisions” she has made.

“Growing up in a large Mexican-American family in La Puente, Calif., I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to serve in a president’s Cabinet, let alone in the service of such an incredible leader,” said Solis.

She said she was proud of her tenure at the department during a time that saw unbearably high unemployment rates….READ MORE

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Political Headlines January 9, 2013: Vice President Joe Biden Asks Gun-Safety Advocates for Anti-Violence Ideas at White House Gun Control Summit

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Biden Asks Gun-Safety Advocates for Anti-Violence Ideas

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-8-13

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Vice President Joe Biden asked representatives of victims’ groups and gun-safety organizations for their input Wednesday as he works to develop ideas to prevent future events like last month’s deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“We’re here today to deal with a problem that requires our immediate action, urgent action. And the president and I are determined to take action,” Biden told reporters before a meeting in his ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. “I want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion, unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing.”…READ MORE

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