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By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his nomination cleared a Senate committee in January on a unanimous vote.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections,…
By Associated Press
The South Carolina Republican says it's too early to say what steps the new administration will take to reduce intractable government deficits.
By PBS NewsHour
In another day of contentious confirmation hearings, the most dogged questioning came for Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin, a billionaire banker who worked at Goldman Sachs owned a hedge fund. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, nominee for energy secretary,…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Republican enters his confirmation hearing to become energy secretary as more than the punchline who famously forgot the department was the agency he pledged to eliminate as a presidential candidate in 2011.
Several of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have faced tough questioning. At Rep. Tom Price's hearing, the spotlight fell on the fate of the Affordable Care Act and his own history. Lisa Desjardins and Jeffrey Brown report on the scrutiny…
By Maria Danilova, Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and…
Carson, in remarks prepared for Thursday's hearing before the Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee, talked about growing up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. She worked numerous jobs to keep a roof…
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearing. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he…
By News Desk
In the second day of confirmation hearings, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Sessions' colleague, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was beaten when he marched for civil rights in the 1960s, warned that Sessions could move the country backward if…
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