President-elect Obama announces Labor, Trade, Transportation, and Business appointments in Chicago

President-elect Obama announces Labor, Trade, Transportation, and Business appointments in Chicago

Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL), nominated for transportation secretary, speaks as President-elect Barack Obama looks on, at a press conference announcing his nomination at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on December 19, 2008. President-elect Obama also announced his nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) for Labor secretary, venture capitalist Karen Mills, nominated to head the Small Business Administration, and former Dallas, Texas Mayor Ron Kirk, nominated for U.S. trade representative. (UPI Photo/Anne Ryan/POOL)