News Search & Analytics
US Edition
Minimum 3 characters required!!

The Note: Welcome to Confirmation Week - ABC News

Mon Jan 09 04:11:34 EST 2017 | ABC News
NOTABLES --CABINET HEARING BLITZ HITS CAPITOL HILL: It’s a busy week on Capitol Hill as the first of Trump’s Cabinet picks face confirmation hearings this week, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ reports. The hearing blitz kicks off on Tuesday with hearings for Trump’s Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and his choice for DHS Secretary John Kelly. Up to six other nominees - including Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson - are expected to have hearings this week.CONFIRMATION HEARING SCHEDULE, courtesy of A..

Advertisement


Democrats and the government ethics office are raising concerns about several nominees who haven't completed the standard ethics review process, as at least eight of Donald Trump's..
Democrats and the government ethics office are raising concerns about several nominees who haven't completed the standard ethics review process, as at least eight of Donald Trump's..
Few people in Washington ever get a do-over. But on Tuesday, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will face the same congressional body that denied him a federal judgeship in 1986, this time..
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees to lead the departments of Justice and Homeland Security will appear before Senate commitees Tuesday to kick off what is likely to be a cont..
Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday has been interrupted by a variety of protestors, ranging from a woman representing Code Pink to two men dre..
+ READ ARTICLE Donald Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s top diplomat is expected to face a brutal confirmation hearing on Wednesday. But the political show is unlikely to dera..
Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will begin to decide whether President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Exxon Mobil Corp..
+ READ ARTICLE Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will stress his reputation in the Senate when he testifies before a key committee Tuesday that could decide whether he becomes Donald Trum..
+ READ ARTICLE While several questions at looked back at Sessions’ civil rights record, the backdrop to questions about Sessions’ future relationship with Trump was set early Tuesd..
(NEW YORK) — President-elect Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and other issues du..
The Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump nominees have hit their second-day stride, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio went in hard with an aggressive grilling of Secretary of State..
+ READ ARTICLE The confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions will begin Tuesday morning, putting the Alabama Senator in the spotlight as he hopes to become U.S. Attorney General in D..
STATE DEPARTMENT —  American diplomacy could soon become leaner and meaner. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state on Wednesday vowed to streamline the ..
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State was in the hot seat Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Trump's choice for the important position of Secretary of State, former..
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: For more on the confirmation process, I’m joined from Washington by NewsHour political director, Lisa Desjardins. Lisa, why is this b..
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, is likely to stress his conservative credentials as his Senate confirmation hearings open Tuesday. He’ll ..
Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg/Getty Images Rex Tillerson, former chief executive officer of Exxon Mobile Corp. and U.S. Secretary of State nominee for President-elect Donald Trump, right..
Senate Republicans will push forward with Cabinet confirmation hearings this week, despite the fact that the nonpartisan Office of Government and Ethics (OGE) warned that some..
WASHINGTON —  Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, won over Republicans during meetings at the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, but Democrats..
Sen. Jeff Sessions, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York in November. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters Afte..
(WASHINGTON) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil right..
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, meets with Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci) W..
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees to lead the departments of Justice and Homeland Security will appear before Senate commitees Tuesday to kick off what is likely to be a cont..
File Photo: U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be Attorney General, meets with Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) in his office at the U.S. C..
WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump won after making a series of extreme promises on immigration. He said he would ban Muslims from the country or perhaps create a registry o..
Sen. Jeff Sessions faced a flurry of questions Tuesday regarding his record defending minorities and on voting rights, as well as his positions on immigration policy and the use of..
CAMDEN, ALABAMA —  Senators at next week's confirmation hearing will confront competing versions of Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator who is President-elect Donald Trump's pi..
As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions has participated in five nomination hearings for attorneys general. The senator will do so again Tuesday. But..
Facing an onslaught of opposition from Democratic lawmakers concerned about his civil rights record, Sen. Jeff Sessions insisted Tuesday that he would fight discrimination if confi..
+ READ ARTICLE The former Exxon Mobil CEO, President-elect Donald Trump‘s nominee for Secretary of State, is set to face the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning..
Republican U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is telling Democrats to "grow up" and not put up any roadblocks to conformation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet pi..
WASHINGTON -- 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 a..
WASHINGTON -- 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 a..
President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida in December. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The independent Office ..
Over the next several days, the Senate will debate the composition of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, starting with one of their own: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), T..