Federal Relations

January 11, 2017

Confirmation Hearing Underway

Confirmation hearings for Cabinet nominees are now underway, with nominees for many of the high-profile posts appearing before the relevant Senate committees this week.

Sen. Jeff Session (R-AL), the Attorney General nominee, started his two-day confirmation hearing on Tuesday, January. 10. Recordings of the hearing are available here and here.  Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State nominee, went before the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Wednesday, January 11. The hearing is available here.

Retired General John F. Kelly, who has been tapped to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security, appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 10. The hearing is available on the committee website.

The hearings will continue into the rest of the month. Federal Relations will continue to provide updates.