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Letter to the Senate supporting the nomination of Representative Hilda Solis as U.S. Secretary of Labor

January 07, 2009

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

United StatesSenate

DC 20510

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the National Education Association’s (NEA) 3.2 million members, we are pleased to support the nomination of The Honorable Thomas Daschle as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Senator Daschle has long been a powerful advocate for children and families.  Throughout his service to our nation, he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to protecting the most vulnerable in our nation.  He has a long history of leadership in efforts to strengthen early childhood education, child care, and children’s health programs.  Senator Daschle is also a passionate advocate for health care reform and will provide invaluable expertise as we seek to improve access to quality, affordable health care

Tom Daschle is a strong leader who will be able to bring together diverse interests in collaborative efforts to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues.  We urge your support for his nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Thank you.


Dennis Van Roekel