Stories tagged: confirmation
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
In prepared remarks, Powell backs further slow rate hikes
Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Senate confirms Trump pick to serve on Federal Reserve
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Randal Quarles to serve on the Federal Reserve, the first step in the Republican’s efforts to remake the nation’s powerful central …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Senate confirms Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general
The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Trump’s nominee for State clears procedural hurdle in Senate
President Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state cleared a Senate hurdle Monday, setting the stage for an extended debate over the president’s order banning travel from …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Education nominee DeVos finalizes disclosures ahead of vote, but Democrats unhappy
Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures ahead of her confirmation vote, but Democratic senators still say they need more information. In documents released by …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Another Trump nominee, Nikki Haley, disagrees with him on Russia and the U.N.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the president-elect’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, made it clear during her confirmation hearing Wednesday that she disagrees with Donald Trump quite a …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
Dana Milbank: Sessions’ remarks sliver of hope
For those who fear that Donald Trump will run roughshod across the federal government, the nominee’s testimony offered a slim hope that he will provide at least some brake on …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker to break precedent by testifying against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions
Sen. Cory Booker will take the apparently unprecedented step of testifying against confirming fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, a move that could firm up Booker’s progressive bona …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
Ethics reviews still incomplete for several of Trump’s Cabinet picks
Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics office says, even as Republican senators move quickly to …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Senate panel confirms 1st openly gay military service leader
The Senate Armed Services Committee has confirmed the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.
Fri., March 8, 2013
REI head vetted by Senate committee
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell was greeted Thursday by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who described the job she’s seeking as “almost like an extreme sport for multitaskers.” …