Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sen. John Barrasso: Expect Trump Nominees To Have Confirmation Hearings Before Inauguration

Expect a number of nominees of Donald Trump to have confirmation hearings before Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20, Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso said.
Despite Senate Democrats reportedly threatening to slow-walk Trump nominees, Senate Republicans plan to use every advantage they have being in the majority to hold hearings to vet the nominees and confirm as many as possible by the time Trump takes office.
“Elections have consequences. Democrats are still in shock that they’ve lost the presidency, and they are in the minority still in the United States Senate, so we are going to do everything we can to make sure that President-elect Trump’s nominees are confirmed after we have hearings,” Barrasso told reporters Tuesday.
“We want to make sure that hearings start, and that’s why we are coming in with the swearing-in day in the Senate Jan. 3, and then we will continue to work. We will not take a recess as often is done between then and the inauguration, but we will be in session. And then the week that is normally the Martin Luther King birthday week we are going to be in session that week, other than Monday, which is a federal holiday,” he said.
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