Profile image
By RedState (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Big Week In Cabinet Confirmations Ahead

Monday, February 13, 2017 11:25
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

There are currently ten Trump nominations pending before a Senate that seems intent on stretching the process out until sometime in early 2019.

Tonight we expect two cabinet secretaries to be confirmed. Beginning at 7pm, the Senate will start voting on Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of Treasury. He is expected to pass on a party line vote. He will be followed by David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He’ll be confirmed with no problems. The fact that the Democrats have held up a completely non-confrontational nomination is a sign that obstructionism for the sake of obstructionism is the real game.

Tuesday, Linda McMahon will get a vote. There doesn’t seem to be any opposition to her.

Later this week we should get votes on Ryan Zinke (Interior) and Rick Perry (Energy). There is some resistance forming to Zinke but both those votes should be strongly bipartisan.

There are stories that Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Ben Carson (HUD), Scott Pruitt (EPA), and Mick Mulvaney (OMB), will also get a vote this week but those stories reference Mitch McConnell, so take it for what it’s worth. We know that for sure Pruitt and Mulvaney will get no more that GOP votes.

The post Big Week In Cabinet Confirmations Ahead appeared first on RedState.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global


Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.