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Schedule for Senate Confirmation Hearings – Week of 1/9-1/13, 2017

Senator Charles T. Hagel answers a question at a confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Service Committee at the Dirksen Senate Building in Washington D.C., Jan. 31, 2013. Hagel, if confirmed, will become the 24th Secretary of Defense. DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

Tuesday begins Senate confirmation hearings. Here is the schedule for this week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
9:30 a.m. Armed Services: Hearings to examine civilian control of the Armed Forces. SH-216

9:30 a.m. Judiciary: Hearings to examine the nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice. SR-325

10:00 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Investigations. Hearings to examine backpage.com’s facilitation of online sex trafficking. SD-342

1:00 p.m. Intelligence. Hearings to examine Russian intelligence activities. SD-106

2:30 p.m. Intelligence. Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters. SH-219

3:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings to examine the nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary of Homeland Security. SD-342

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. Foreign Relations. Business meeting to consider protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro (Treaty Doc. 114-12); to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nomination of Rex Wayne Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State. SD-106

9:30 a.m. Judiciary. Hearings to examine the nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice.  SR-325

10:00 a.m. Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings to examine the nomination of Betsy DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education. SD-430

10:00 a.m. Intelligence. Hearings to examine the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. SH-216

10:15 a.m. Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings to examine the nomination of Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of Transportation. SR-253

1:00 p.m. Intelligence. Closed hearings to examine the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. SH-219

Thursday, January 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. Armed Services. Hearings to examine the nomination of James N. Mattis, to be Secretary of Defense; to be immediately followed by a business meeting to consider legislation to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces. SD-G50

10:00 a.m. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings to examine the nomination of Benjamin Carson, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. SD-538

10:00 a.m. Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings to examine the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., to be Secretary of Commerce. SR-253

10:00 a.m. Foreign Relations. Hearings to examine the nomination of Rex Wayne Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State. SD-106

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With gratitude to Congressman Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor 6By Lynn R. Mitchell

Monday marked the last day of Congressman Eric Cantor’s time in the U.S. House of Representatives. As he moves into the private sector and on to what will surely be a life that will be equally as successful as his time in Congress while representing the citizens of the 7th Congressional District, I wanted to take a moment to express the gratitude of those of us who are appreciative of his leadership in the Commonwealth. He worked his way to the House Majority Leader — the first time a Virginian has held that position — and for his phenomenal success in recruiting Republican candidates and fundraising not only for the 7th but for all of Virginia, we say thank you.

Sadly, Virginians will soon realize what they have lost by losing the Majority Leader whose power has now gone to California. It takes work and time and connections to build up to positions in power. This will be a case of you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone.

But with the classiness reminiscent of the Bush family, Congressman Cantor has left with a dignity that many in today’s politics don’t recognize nor do they practice.

Best wishes to Congressman Cantor and many thanks to one of the hardest working representatives ever for the citizens of Virginia. We will see you down the road….

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