by Countable | 3.20.17
Republicans control a majority of Senate seats, but they don't have a big enough margin to sustain many defections during confirmation votes in committee or on the Senate floor if Democrats uniformly oppose a nomination. A simple majority is all that's required to advance non-Supreme Court nominations in both committee and in the full Senate, so there could be some razor thin margins and it's possible that Vice President-elect Pence could be called upon to break a tie.
We'll keep this page updated with results of confirmation votes, newly scheduled hearings, and with nominee profiles as they become available. Here are the currently scheduled hearings in chronological order:
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of State
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Education
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Agriculture
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Ambassador to the United Nations
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
U.S. Trade Representative
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Please vote NO on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos. She is not qualified for the job.
Full vetting of cabinet appointments should be required before confirmation hearings are held.
No hearings until conflicts of interest have been fully disclosed.
We must vet all the nominees properly. Do not let them rush them through.
Stand tough on confirmation hearings. No hearing or confirmation until ethics office requirements are met.
No to Sessions!
Please don't confirm Trump's cabinet until they are fully vetted!
Vote no on devos
I would rather have an actual grizzly bear as Secretary of Education.
No to Betsy DeVos!!!
This vetting should be slowed down to let the background checks be done properly.
Please vote no to Betsy DeVos. Thank you.
Pompeo & many of the others on this list are NOT qualified, such as DeVoss. They should not be confirmed.
Do not approve any nomination without full vetting and adequacy for their appointed position.
Please vote "no" on DeVos and Sessions. They both pose dangers to the offices they would represent.
Please fully vett all nominees!
Please help keep DeVos out - she's dangerous to public education.
Vote NO on Betsey Devos! She is not qualified for this position, does not understand the needs of public education and poses a SIGNIFICANT threat to our schools.