July 22, 2005 |
House and Senate negotiators agreed Thursday to extend daylight saving time by four weeks as part of a sweeping energy bill. The provision is designed to save energy. But Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a co-sponsor, said, "The beauty of daylight savings time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier." Under the measure, clocks would be turned forward an hour on the second Sunday of March and turned back an hour on the first Sunday of November.
December 19, 2008 |
Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte), a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department, a Democratic official said Thursday. Obama is expected to announce the selection at a news conference today in Chicago. Solis, 51, would be the third Latino member of Obama's Cabinet, a measure of diversity that has garnered praise from this fast-growing slice of the electorate.
January 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis confirmed Friday that she is considering running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, plans to “get my footing back in the community” and remain politically active in Los Angeles. "I'm going to take a look at it," she said of her potential run for the eastern Los Angeles County seat that will be vacated late next year by Supervisor Gloria Molina, who will be termed out of office. Solis declined to offer a date when she will officially announce her decision, saying she wants to take time to "reflect, relax" and spend more time with her 87-year-old mother.
March 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to nominate the government's top-ranking civil rights lawyer as the new secretary of Labor on Monday, a key position as the administration prepares to take on immigration reform. Thomas E. Perez's nomination had been expected, but the administration said last week that the announcement was not imminent. If confirmed by the Senate, Perez would be the only Latino in Obama's second-term Cabinet. He is the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
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October 29, 2006 |
She was known as an "Airborne Florence Nightingale," a flight nurse during two wars who flew 425 combat evacuation missions, aiding and comforting more than 10,000 wounded soldiers. Lillian Kinkela Keil received 19 medals and ribbons for her service in what is now the U.S. Air Force. That made her the most decorated female veteran in U.S. military history, according to Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte).
September 23, 1994 |
A package of eight anti-crime bills designed to restrict minors' unsupervised access to guns, increase the penalty for drive-by shooting convictions and prohibit convicted felons from possessing ammunition has been signed into law by Gov. Pete Wilson. Other approved measures increase penalties for the possession of armor-piercing ammunition and the wearing of a bulletproof vest during the commission of a crime.
September 25, 1993 |
Calling it "a grave danger to our children," a group of Latino community leaders said Friday they are launching a grass-roots campaign to defeat Proposition 174, the school voucher initiative on the November ballot. Using telephone pitches, door-to-door canvassing and a series of community meetings, the group will try to counter plans by pro-voucher forces to target Latinos for support.
August 21, 1993 |
Condom manufacturers would be required to provide information about safety tests and failure rates under legislation passed by the state Senate. A 27-6 vote sent the bill (AB 1623) by Assemblywoman Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey) back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments. If approved, the bill would move to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk.
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September 1, 1994
With the arrival of recess in this year's session of the state Legislature, a number of bills are on Gov. Pete Wilson's desk to either be signed into law or vetoed. The following bills are but a few that merit becoming law. AB 2444. California's splendid 1,000-mile coastline requires protection from environmental hazards. AB 2444 seeks to help ensure that--by banning indefinitely new offshore oil drilling in state waters, from Imperial Beach to the Oregon border.
July 11, 2003 |
A high-ranking Mexican official said Thursday that the U.S. would improve its own security through an immigration agreement granting some form of legal status to millions of undocumented migrants in the country and providing an orderly system for workers to come here in the future.