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Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Joe Biden Cabinet Nominees

HeadlineJan 19, 2021

The Senate is holding confirmation hearings today for five of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees: retired General Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas for secretary of homeland security, Antony Blinken for secretary of state, Avril Haines for director of national intelligence and Janet Yellen for treasury secretary.

Meanwhile, Biden has nominated Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and Rohit Chopra to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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