Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned Jan. 9 from her position in the

Obama administration. Solis, a former California congresswoman, has

served in her position since her February 2009 confirmation.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Caracol Ekam Housing site engineer Mario Nicoleau, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Haitian President Michel Martelly, tours the Caracol Ekam Housing Site in Caracol, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Clinton, and husband, former President Bill Clinton, arrived in northern Haiti Monday leading a delegation of foreign investors and a crowd of celebrities to showcase the centerpiece of the U.S. effort to help the country recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Caracol Ekam Housing site engineer Mario Nicoleau, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Haitian President Michel Martelly, tours the Caracol Ekam Housing Site in Caracol, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Clinton, and husband, former President Bill Clinton, arrived in northern Haiti Monday leading a delegation of foreign investors and a crowd of celebrities to showcase the centerpiece of the U.S. effort to help the country recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Caracol Ekam Housing site engineer Mario Nicoleau, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Haitian President Michel Martelly, tours the Caracol Ekam Housing Site in Caracol, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Clinton, and husband, former President Bill Clinton, arrived in northern Haiti Monday leading a delegation of foreign investors and a crowd of celebrities to showcase the centerpiece of the U.S. effort to help the country recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signs autographs outside the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signs autographs outside the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signs autographs outside the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, second from left, view a calf at the dairy at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012. Attending are students Rachel Arsenault, second from right, and Stephanie Nault, right. Solis was in Vermont to announce a $3.4 million agricultural training grant for Vermont Tech. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, second from left, view a calf at the dairy at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012. Attending are students Rachel Arsenault, second from right, and Stephanie Nault, right. Solis was in Vermont to announce a $3.4 million agricultural training grant for Vermont Tech. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, second from left, view a calf at the dairy at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012. Attending are students Rachel Arsenault, second from right, and Stephanie Nault, right. Solis was in Vermont to announce a $3.4 million agricultural training grant for Vermont Tech. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis smiles as she hears the engine of a 2013 Boss 302 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis smiles as she hears the engine of a 2013 Boss 302 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis smiles as she hears the engine of a 2013 Boss 302 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The plant, formerly known as AutoAlliance International will continue to produce the Mustang and add the Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of the Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government's two largest benefit programs. Those problems are getting new attention Monday as the trustees who oversee the massive programs release their annual financial reports. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government's two largest benefit programs. Those problems are getting new attention Monday as the trustees who oversee the massive programs release their annual financial reports. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government's two largest benefit programs. Those problems are getting new attention Monday as the trustees who oversee the massive programs release their annual financial reports. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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