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Senate Panels to Consider First Batch of Biden’s Cabinet Picks

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Senate Panels to Consider First Batch of Biden’s Cabinet Picks


Five Senate panels will hear from President-elect Joe Biden nominees, one day before Biden is slated to be sworn into office. Biden and his team have urged the Senate to quickly confirm his nominees, especially picks for key Cabinet posts, as the administration looks to accomplish much in its first 100 days. The Senate was out of session until Tuesday and is controlled by Republicans until Georgia Senate nominees Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and the replacement for Kamala Harris are sworn in later this month. The Senate Intelligence Committee will hear from Avril Haines, Biden’s choice for director of national intelligence. The Senate Finance Committee will question Janet Yellen, the Treasury secretary nominee. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider Tony Blinken, chosen to be secretary of state. Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland secretary nominee, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. And retired Gen. Lloyd …

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