Solis resigning as Labor Secretary, Workforce Solutions reacts
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More changes in President Obama's cabinet, as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced she's stepping down.
Solis, formerly a California congresswoman, said she made the decision to resign after discussions with her family over the holidays.
She's returning to her home in the Los Angeles area, where Solis is reportedly considering running for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
President Obama issued a statement praising her as a "tireless champion for working families" who had served as a "critical member" of his economic team.
Solis is one of the highest ranking hispanic members of the Obama administration.
Solis visited the Sun City three years ago.
"Secretary Solis was kind, passionate, and a true champion for better employment and economic development," said Lorenzo Reyes, Jr., CEO of Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande. "Through her efforts, thousands of El Paso residents are back to work."
Three cabinet members will reportedly remain in their posts for President Obama's second term: Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.