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As Meteor Blades notes, media pressure is starting to be put to bear on the obstructionist Republicans blocking Hilda Solis' nomination for Labor Secretary.  Specifically, the cowardly anonymous block being placed by an unknown GOP Senator.

Kossacks, we still have a chance to expose the knuckledragger responsible for delaying her nomination  with a little due diligence in calling our Senators.  The previous installment of this project managed to weed out 14 of the 41 Republican Senators as possibilities.  We can do better.

Below the fold are the phone numbers of the Senate offices.  Start making those calls today and tomorrow!  This diary will be updated regardless of its "recommend" status: let's keep this project going until we know who's responsible.

Lamar Alexander (TN)
(202) 224-4944

John Barrasso (WY)
(202) 224-6441

Robert Bennett (UT)
(202) 224-5444

Christopher Bond (MO)
(202) 224-5721

Sam Brownback (KS)
(202) 224-6521

Jim Bunning (KY)
(202) 224-4343

Richard Burr (NC)
(202) 224-3154

(h/t to KBnNC

Saxby Chambliss (GA)
(202) 224-3521

Tom Coburn (OK)
(202) 224-5754

Thad Cochran (MS)
(202) 224-5054

(h/t to Felonius Monk)

Susan Collins (ME)
(202) 224-2523

Bob Corker (TN)
(202) 224-3344

h/t to Tenn Wisc Dem

John Cornyn (TX)
(202) 224-2934

(h/t to temptxan)

Mike Crapo (ID)
(202) 224-6142

Jim DeMint (SC)
(202) 224-6121
(DeMint is currently a "no comment", according to Felonius Monk and cfaller96.  Keep pressuring him...UPDATE: DeMint still steadfastly refusing to comment.  Makes him a prime suspect.)

(Apple Annie has confirmed DeMint as a "no")

John Ensign (NV)
(202) 224-6244

Michael Enzi (WY)
(202) 224-3424

Lindsey Graham (SC)
(202) 224-5972

(h/t to cfaller96)

Chuck Grassley (IA)
(202) 224-3744

Judd Gregg (NH)
(202) 224-3324

(h/t to Apple Annie)

Orrin Hatch (UT)
(202) 224-5251
(probably not)

Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
(202) 224-5922

(h/t to temptxan)

James Inhofe (OK)
(202) 224-4721

(h/t to GreenSooner)

Johnny Isakson (GA)
(202) 224-3643

Mike Johanns (NE)
(202) 224-4224

(h/t to AmandaM)

John Kyl (AZ)
(202) 224-4521

Richard Lugar (IN)
(202) 224-4814

Mel Martinez (FL)
(202) 224-3041

John McCain (AZ)
(202) 224-2235

Mitch McConnell (KY)
(202) 224-2541

Lisa Murkowski (AK)
(202) 224-6665

(h/t to Apple Annie)

James Risch (ID)
(202) 224-2752

Pat Roberts (KS)
(202) 224-4774

Jeff Sessions (AL)
(202) 224-4124

Richard Shelby (AL)
(202) 224-5744

Olympia Snowe (ME)
(202) 224-5344
(very unlikely, but let's call and make sure)

Arlen Specter (PA)
(202) 224-4254

John Thune (SD)
(202) 224-2321

David Vitter (LA)
(202) 224-4623

h/t to Tenn Wisc Dem

George Voinovich (OH)
(202) 224-3353
(probably not.  DemBrock notes that the aide had no idea who Solis even was.)

Roger Wicker (MS)
(202) 224-6253

And remember, we're not just doing this for Solis, but also for the citizens of CA-32.  As I said before:

Not only does this hold prevent us from having effective leadership in the Department of Labor at a time when the United States can ill afford voids of leadership, it also prevents Hilda Solis from resigning her House seat in CA-32.  Until Ms. Solis is confirmed, she cannot responsibly resign; until she resigns, Governor Schwarzenegger cannot call a special election.  So until this situation is resolved, we not only lack a labor secretary, the citizens of CA-32 will also be delayed in choosing their next representative.

So get on those phones!  UPDATE: For those who are nervous about calling or just don't know what to say, BeninTN provides a good, basic working script:

Hi, my name is __ and I was calling with regards to the nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary.  It's come to my attention that the nomination vote has been blocked through an anonymous hold.  I just wanted to confirm that the hold was NOT placed by Sen. ___.  Can you please confirm that for me?  Thanks...

 A number of more aggressive tactics can also be found throughout the comments.

Good luck everyone!

Originally posted to thereisnospoon (David Atkins) on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 01:32 PM PST.

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