It's a busy week on Capitol Hill, with a full slate of confirmation hearings on President Biden's nominees and a possible House vote on the COVID economic-relief plan. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
By Lisa Desjardins
Tanden's confirmation was thrown into doubt over the last week when Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he could not support Tanden and then several moderate Republican senators also said they'd vote against her.
By Darlene Superville, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization head asked wealthy countries not to buy up all the COVID vaccines before poor nations get any, President Biden plans to funnel more federal pandemic aid to businesses owned by women…
Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Monday that Tanden has “neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency.”…
By Associated Press
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday that he will oppose Neera Tanden's confirmation.
During her Tuesday testimony to the Senate committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Tanden apologized for spending years attacking top Republicans on social media.
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, will testify Feb. 9 before the Senate committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.
Improved relations with Pakistan have helped the CIA dismantle al-Qaida's core organization, leaving the terrorist group in disarray, according to CIA Director Leon Panetta. Jim Lehrer gets two views on the vulnerability of the terror group.
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