Posted by Arab American Institute on January 09, 2017 in Blog

Over the course of the next several weeks, the U.S. Senate will hold confirmation hearings for many of President-elect Donald Trump's nominees for Cabinet positions and key Ambassadors. Click on the links below for background on each nominee, the responsibilities he or she would be taking on if confirmed, and the pressing questions the Arab American Institute wants each nominee to answer before the Senate and the U.S. public. [posted in order of their confirmation hearings]

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 And two key Ambassadors President-elect Trump has nominated:

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 SCHEDULE OF CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

Tuesday, Jan 10th 

9:30am Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing - Attorney General (Senate Judiciary)

3:30pm: General John Kelly Confirmation Hearing - Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (Senate Homeland Security Committee)

Wednesday, Jan 11th 

9:15am: Rex Tillerson Confirmation Hearing - Secretary of Department of State (Senate Foreign Relations Committee)

9:30am: Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing, pt2 (Senate Judiciary)

Thursday, Jan. 12th

9:30am: General James Mattis Confirmation Hearing - Secretary of Department of Defense (Senate Armed Services Committee)

10:00am: Rep. Mike Pompeo Confirmation Hearing - CIA Director (Senate Intel)


Wednesday, Jan. 18th

10:00am: Gov. Nikki Haley confirmation hearing for Ambassador to the United Nations (Senate Foreign Relations Committee)

Not yet scheduled:

David Friedman confirmation hearing for Ambassador to Israel