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    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman said he regrets the “inflammatory rhetoric” used during the…

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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Seema Verma, the president’s nominee to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes all options should be considered to improve quality and…

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    White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    In the first of his two confirmation hearings for the day, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testified before the Senate Budget Committee on his nomination to be director of the Office of…

    2,515 views
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    Treasury Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be treasury secretary in the Trump administration. He discussed his career that included experience as an…

    5,682 views
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary in the Trump administration. He was introduced by Senator Pat Toomey…

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA) testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in the Trump administration. Representative Price…

    3,742 views
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    Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on her nomination for secretary of education in the Trump administration. She answered questions on a wide…

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    Betsy DeVos Nomination Committee Vote, Part 2

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee returned from a recess of its executive session to consider President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the education secretary.…

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    Betsy DeVos Nomination Committee Vote, Part 1

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee met in executive session to consider President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the education secretary. Senators debated her…

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) criticized Democrats for boycotting the committee’s vote to move the nominations of President Trump’s secretary nominees for the Departments of the…

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    Office of Management and Budget Director Committee Vote

    In a 12-11 party line vote, the Senate Budget Committee voted to report favorably to the floor the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to head the White House Office of Management and…

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    Committee Vote on EPA Administrator Nomination

    The Environment and Public Works Committee advanced the president’s nomination for the next Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator to the Senate floor for full consideration. The…

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    Secretary Nominations for Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments

    The Senate Finance Committee met in executive session to consider the nominations of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to be Health and Human Services secretary and Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration. Mr. Pruitt said he…

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    Judiciary Committee Vote on Attorney General Nomination

    Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on whether to send to the full Senate Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination to be attorney general in the Trump administration. During…

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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to be energy secretary in the Trump administration. When asked about…

    6,025 views
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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

    5,146 views
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    Secretary of State Nomination Committee Vote

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to vote on former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of state. Members voted 11-10 along party lines to send the…

    2,192 views
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    White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    In the second of his two confirmation hearings in one day, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as President…

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    SBA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee held a hearing for former World Wrestling Entertainment President and Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon, President Trump’s…

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