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Obama cabinet shake up: Solis leaves post

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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

By KEN THOMAS and SAM HANANEL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term.

The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will remain with the administration amid changes to the Cabinet as President Barack Obama moves into his second term.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis submitted her resignation.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel changes, said the three remaining officials were not an exhaustive list of which Cabinet members intended to stay.

Obama has received some criticism that his initial Cabinet choices for the State Department and Defense Department do not reflect the nation's diversity.

Labor Secretary Solis said she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
 
In a message to colleagues Wednesday, Solis said she made the decision after discussing it with family and close friends.

One of the highest-ranking Hispanics in Obama's administration, Solis has won praise from labor unions for aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws and job safety regulations. But business groups have criticized her as not taking a more cooperative approach.
 
President Barack Obama calls Solis "a tireless champion for working families."


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