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Trump Cabinet Confirmation Schedule: Times & Dates of Senate Hearings

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This is the big week for President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Senate committees are scheduled to hold hearings for his Cabinet selections, plus other administration positions, all week. Here are all the times and dates of the hearings this week, as reported by C-SPAN, CNN, and other sources. The hearings will begin on Tuesday. There are still more hearings set to be scheduled, and we’ll add those in as they are confirmed. All times are subject to change.

Here are when all the committee hearings are taking place.


Tuesday, January 10 Trump Cabinet Hearings

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General: 9:30 a.m. Eastern (Senate Judiciary Committee)

John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security: 3:30 p.m. Eastern (Note: CNN lists his hearing as taking place Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., but C-SPAN lists his hearing as taking place Wednesday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern.)


Wednesday, January 11 Trump Cabinet Hearings

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State: 9 a.m. Eastern and afternoon (Senate Foreign Relations Committee)

Elaine Chao, Transportation Secretary: 10:15 a.m. Eastern (Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee)

Mike Pompeo, Director of CIA: 10 a.m. Eastern (Senate Intelligence Committee)

John Kelly: 2 p.m. Eastern (See note under Tuesday for possible time discrepancy)

Jeff Sessions: 9:30 a.m. Eastern (all day, additional confirmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee)


Thursday, January 12 Trump Cabinet Hearings

James Mattis, Defense Secretary: 9:30 a.m. Eastern (Senate Armed Services Committee)

Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary: 10 a.m. Eastern (Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee)

Ben Carson, HUD Secretary: 10:00 a.m. Eastern (Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee)


Tuesday, January 17 Trump Cabinet Hearings

Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary: Time TBA (Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee) (She was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but her hearing was pushed back to accommodate the Senate’s schedule)


Wednesday, January 18 Trump Cabinet Hearings

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services: Time to be announced


Hearings Not Yet Scheduled

The following have not yet been scheduled, as of the time of publication:

  • Nikki Halley, UN ambassador
  • Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary
  • Andrew Puzder, Labor Secretary
  • Scott Pruitt, EPA administrator
  • Mick Mulvaney, Budget Director
  • Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary
  • Rick Perry, Energy Secretary

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3 comments

  1. Let’s just get on with the confirmations. This is just a prolonged slap-in-the-face. They are going to be confirmed and we have to suffer watching a bunch of racist, white supremasist homophobes lie. Let’s get to the Trump agenda so we can block it.

    • Well ! first of all let me set you straight .

      The only racist that I have seen here lately are blacks, Hispanics and the Democratic Party.
      I didn’t see Hillary Clinton go down and see the president of Mexico and why ?

      Because she could give a shit less about the Mexican people. And;
      I certainly didn’t see President Obama go down to the slums of Chicago or the slums of LA to lift his black brother out of poverty . I did see him put his foot in their back, just like all the other Americans he’s done that too!
      So when you go around point the finger claiming everyone’s a racist like yourself.

      Tell the whole story not just half of it . Because you’re just mad because you’re going to have to go get a job and the Free Ride stops !!!
      Jeff sessions is no more than a racist then you are !
      That is a Muslim trick everybody’s a racist except for the Muslim .
      So on that note blow it out your ass