CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama has named four more key members of his administration.
Obama is nominating California Congresswoman Hilda Solis to be labor secretary.
Solis is a daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants and has focused on immigration and the environment while serving in the House since 2001. She's also known as a tenacious advocate for workers' rights.
Republican Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois is Obama's choice for transportation secretary. LaHood, who is retiring from the House after 14 years, would be the second Republican in Obama's Cabinet.
Venture capitalist Karen Mills from Maine has been selected to head the Small Business Administration.
And former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is the president-elect's choice to be U.S. trade representative. Kirk is a Dallas lawyer who was the first black to be elected the city's mayor. He's described as a skilled negotiator.
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