U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a veteran on labor issues, had this to say about the departure of Hilda Solis, President Obama’s Secretary of Labor:
Secretary Solis has done outstanding work creating not just jobs, but good jobs for millions of Americans. Her commitment to the issues facing America’s workers, especially women, has helped people across the country improve not just their own lives, but the lives of their children and families.
… Over the years I always enjoyed the work Secretary Solis and I did together fighting for the success of American workers. The Secretary and I are special friends and I wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”
The chatter now turns to whether DeLauro might be on the short list to replace Solis in the Obama administration, where females in top jobs are in short supply lately. DeLauro spokeswoman Sara Lonardo declined to speculate about the possibility:
She looks forward to see who the president selects.
One scenario has DeLauro moving to Obama’s cabinet, opening the way for Teddy Kennedy, Jr. to slide into a seat in Congress in the 3rd District.