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Trump Nominee Confirmation Calendar

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:

Attorney General

  • Nominee: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
  • Hearings: Tuesday 1/10 and Wednesday 10/11 in the Judiciary Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 11-9.
  • Senate Vote: Wednesday 2/8 Confirmed 52-47.

Secretary of Homeland Security

Secretary of State

Secretary of Transportation

Secretary of Defense

  • Nominee: Gen. James Mattis
  • Hearings: Thursday 1/12 in the Armed Services Committee
  • Senate Vote: Friday 1/20 Confirmed 98-1.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary of Education

Secretary of the Interior

  • Nominee: Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT)
  • Hearings: Tuesday 1/17 in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 16-6.
  • Senate Vote: Wednesday 2/1 Confirmed 68-31.

Secretary of Commerce

  • Nominee: Wilbur Ross
  • Hearings: Wednesday 1/18 in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/24 Reported favorably.
  • Senate Vote: Monday 2/27 Confirmed 72-27.

Secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Nominee: Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)
  • Hearings: Wednesday 1/18 in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Tuesday 1/24 in the Finance Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 14-0.
  • Senate Vote: Friday 2/10 Confirmed 52-47.

Secretary of the Treasury

  • Nominee: Steven Mnuchin
  • Hearings: Thursday 1/19 in the Finance Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 14-0.
  • Senate Vote: Monday 2/13 Confirmed 53-47.

Secretary of Energy

  • Nominee: Rick Perry
  • Hearings: Thursday 1/19 in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 16-7.
  • Senate Vote: Thursday 3/2 Confirmed 62-37.

Secretary of Labor

  • Nominee: Alexander Acosta
  • Hearings: Wednesday 3/29 in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
  • Committee Vote: Thursday 3/30 Approved 12-11.
  • Confirmation Vote: April 4/27 Confirmed 60-38.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

  • Nominee: David Shulkin
  • Hearings: Wednesday 2/1 in the Veterans' Affairs Committee
  • Confirmation Vote: Monday 2/13 Confirmed 100-0.

Secretary of Agriculture

  • Nominee: Sonny Perdue
  • Hearings: Thursday 3/23 in the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
  • Committee Vote: Thursday 3/30 Approved by voice vote.
  • Confirmation Vote: Monday 4/24 Confirmed 87-11-1.

You can tell your senators how to vote on the confirmation of Trump's Cabinet nominees using the "Take Action" button below.

Cabinet-level officials

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  • Nominee: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
  • Hearings: Thursday 1/12 in the Select Intelligence Committee.
  • Senate Vote: Monday 1/23 Confirmed 66-32.

Ambassador to the United Nations

  • Nominee: Gov. Nikki Haley
  • Hearings: Wednesday 1/18 in the Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/24 Reported favorably.
  • Senate Vote: Tuesday 1/24 Confirmed 96-4.

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Nominee: Scott Pruitt
  • Hearings: Wednesday 1/18 in the Environment and Public Works Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Thursday 2/2 Approved 12-0.
  • Senate Vote: Friday 2/17 Confirmed 52-46.

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

  • Nominee: Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
  • Hearings: Tuesday 1/24 in the Budget Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Reported 8-7 by HS&GA. Approved 12-11 by Budget.
  • Senate Vote: Thursday 2/16 Confirmed 51-49.

Administrator of the Small Business Administration

  • Nominee: Linda McMahon
  • Hearings: 1/24 in the Small Business Committee
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 1/31 Approved 18-1.
  • Senate Vote: Tuesday 2/14 Confirmed 81-19.

U.S. Trade Representative

  • Nominee: Robert Lighthizer
  • Hearings: Tuesday 3/14 in the Finance Committee.
  • Committee Vote: Tuesday 4/25 Approved by voice vote.
  • Confirmation Vote: TBD

You can tell your senators how to vote on the confirmation of Trump's cabinet-level nominees using the "Take Action" button below.

— Eric Revell

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