Cabinet confirmation hearings will air live beginning today on C-SPAN

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10 January 2017
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By Kellie Freeze, Channel Guide Magazine

This week, C-SPAN will carry live coverage of Cabinet Confirmation Hearings both on-air and online. Although Congress can’t officially confirm Mr. Trump’s cabinet nominees until after the January 20 presidential inauguration, these hearings are held beforehand to expedite the voting process. The hearings take place before the Senate committees that the nominee will eventually oversee. After the hearing, the committee will vote, and if the candidate is approved, voted upon again by the entire Senate.

C-SPAN’s Schedule of 2017 Cabinet Confirmation Hearings:

Tuesday, Jan. 10
9:30am Senate Judiciary Committee: Sen. Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General (Day 1) — LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and

3:30pm-7:30pm Senate Homeland Security Committee: John Kelly Confirmation Hearing for Homeland Security Secretary – LIVE on

Wednesday, Jan. 11
9:15am-4pm Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Rex Tillerson Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of State (Day 1) – LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and

9:30am-6:30pm Senate JuCommitteeComittee: Sen. Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General (Day 2) – LIVE on

10am-1pm Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary – LIVE on

10am-1pm Senate Intelligence Committee: Rep. Mike Pompeo Confirmation Hearing for CIA Director – LIVE on

10:15am-1pm Senate Commerce Committee: Elaine Chao Confirmation Hearing for Transportation Secretary – LIVE on

Thursday, Jan. 12
9:30am-1:30pm Senate Armed Services Committee: James Mattis Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary – LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and

10am-1pm Senate Commerce Committee: Wilbur Ross Confirmation Hearing for Commerce Secretary – LIVE on

10am-1pm Senate Banking Committee: Ben Carson Confirmation Hearing for Housing & Urban Development Secretary – LIVE on

The presidential inauguration — where Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States — will occur on January 20.

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