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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