Stories tagged: cabinet
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
U.K. Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings
In a new blow to Britain’s beleaguered government, the U.K. international development secretary quit Wednesday over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Kuwait’s ruling emir orders Cabinet dissolved amid turmoil
Kuwait’s ruling emir ordered his Cabinet be dissolved Monday, heading off a potentially embarrassing no-confidence vote by parliament against one of his ministers as political turmoil continues in the stalwart …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs
A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials’ travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
No-confidence vote in Peru forces Cabinet resignations
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s entire Cabinet has been forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Storm clouds gather in Trump’s Russian summer of discontent
The nation’s capital hasn’t seen a summer like this in at least a generation. Washington seems braced for a crash. It’s either hurtling toward a constitutional crisis, or at the …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump’s secretary of labor
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Washington, Oregon senators vote against Rick Perry confirmation
All four senators from Washington and Oregon on Thursday voted against Rick Perry to become energy secretary, saying they worried about his commitment to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
New Interior secretary Ryan Zinke arrives on horseback
Arriving on horseback Thursday, newly-minted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pledged he would devote more resources to national parks, boost the morale of department employees and bolster the sovereignty of American …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Senate confirms Carson, Perry for housing, energy posts
Two of President Donald Trump’s former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation Thursday to join his administration.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary
The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Trump’s choice to be Navy secretary withdraws
President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency
Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Senate confirms Trump budget chief
The Senate Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans’ tea party wing a voice in Trump’s Cabinet.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Labor Dept. employees urge vote against Puzder nomination
Labor Department employees have circulated a letter urging Senate committee members to vote against Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
GOP, allies launch defense of Puzder, Trump’s Labor pick
Rattled by bitter fights over President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, Republicans and their allies have launched a fresh campaign to defend fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination to lead the …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Senate approves Price as HHS secretary over intense Democratic opposition
Tom Price won Senate confirmation early Friday to be Health and Human Services secretary, overcoming bitter opposition from Democrats who have criticized the Georgia congressman’s calls to repeal the Affordable …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Top Senate Democrat calls on Trump to withdraw Puzder as labor secretary nominee
The top Senate Democrat on Thursday called for President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of fast-food executive Andy Puzder to be labor secretary, calling him “probably the most anti-worker” …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Trump’s health czar nominee Tom Price made dozens of stock trades while his committee was under scrutiny
Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price showed little restraint in his personal stock trading during the three years that federal investigators were bearing down on a key House …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Senate in round-the-clock session to confirm Trump Cabinet
Democrats announced plans Monday to hold the Senate floor around the clock to protest Republicans’ push to confirm President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Former Exxon CEO Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state
Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil chief, won Senate confirmation as secretary of state after lawmakers split mostly along party lines on U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of an oilman with …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Jeff Sessions approved by Judiciary Committee after another bitter hearing
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 11-9 to advance the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Republicans ram through committee approval of Trump Cabinet nominees
Senate Republicans took steps Wednesday to thwart Democrats plans to obstruct the confirmation of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees for a second day amid frustrations over the president’s pick Tuesday night …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Trump’s Transportation secretary pick Elaine Chao confirmed in Senate, with some top Democrats voting no
Republican leaders made their hopes clear last month. Sitting at a long senate dais, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt held up four fingers, noting that Elaine Chao had made her way …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Senate panel votes in favor of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick
A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, sending her nomination to the full Senate for final approval.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Did DeVos questionnaire include plagiarized responses?
President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution – including from …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin
Democrats intensified their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmation of several of his Cabinet nominees amid …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks
Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president’s …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and conservatives counter with online ad campaign
More than 300 state lawmakers hailing from all 50 states have added their voices to the chorus objecting to President donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Teachers union: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos
The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, says that more than 1 million people have used an online form during the past three weeks to email their Senators …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray maintains pressure on Betsy DeVos, other Trump nominees, defends NAFTA
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …