When are the 2017 Cabinet Confirmation Hearings on TV?

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Former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump's pick for U.S. Attorney General

UPDATE! C-SPAN has released its coverage schedule for Week 2 of the Cabinet Confirmation Hearings. See below.

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:

Week Two

Tuesday, Jan. 17
10am Senate Energy Committee: Rep. Ryan Zinke Confirmation Hearing for Interior – LIVE on C-SPAN & Radio

5pm-8pm Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee: Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary – LIVE on C-SPAN & Radio *rescheduled from Jan. 11

Wednesday, Jan. 18
10am Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee: Rep. Tom Price Confirmation Hearing for Health & Human Services Secretary – LIVE on C-SPAN & Radio

10am Senate EPW Committee (Environment and Public Works): Scott Pruitt Confirmation Hearing for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator – LIVE on C-SPAN3

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

10am Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Gov. Nikki Haley Confirmation Hearing for U.N. Ambassador – LIVE on C-SPAN.org

Week One

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 C-SPAN.org

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

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 C-SPAN.org

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

10am-1pm Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary – LIVE on C-SPAN.org  *Postponed until Jan. 17

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

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

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 C-SPAN.org

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

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

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

3 Comments

  1. Rex Tillerson , from all appearances; is one of the most thoughtful & competent individuals willing to devote his talents to his nation.

  2. I was extremely impressed with mr tellerson answers to all the questions asked of him… I think senators Menandez, and Rubio asked questions that was extremely rude and demeaning and just proved to American what kind of nasty person they are.. maybe Rubio is still angry that American did not want anything to do with him when he was running for president in which he demonstrated the same kind of nasty rude personality…

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