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Confirm Hilda

Republicans in the Senate have vowed to hold up the confirmation of Congresswoman Hilda Solis as President Obama’s labor secretary.

The Times editorial board weighs in:

The delay in confirming Ms. Solis isn’t because the Senate needs to know more. It’s a way for Republican senators to score tough-guy points with business constituents who are driven to distraction by the thought of unions.

The betting is that Ms. Solis will be confirmed. It’s past time to get on with it.