Confirmation Hearings Scheduled for DeVos, Pompeo, Kelly

Senate committees on Wednesday announced confirmation hearing dates for three of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks to serve in his administration: Betsy DeVos, Rep. Mike Pompeo and retired Gen. John Kelly.

DeVos, Trump’s choice to lead the Education Department, is scheduled to appear before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Jan. 11. Pompeo, a Kansas Republican who has been tapped to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, are slated to appear before the Intelligence Committee the same day.

Those hearings are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and at 2 p.m. the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is set to hold a confirmation hearing for Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who has been chosen to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, is tentatively scheduled to appear before the Foreign Relations Committee on Jan. 11 for his confirmation hearing, a Republican committee aide said Wednesday. A Democratic committee aide said no agreement has been reached regarding a hearing date.

Tillerson, ExxonMobil’s former chief executive, spent today meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

The confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s choice for attorney general, is scheduled for Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, according to the Judiciary Committee’s website.

Jan. 11 is the same day Trump is scheduled to hold his first formal news conference since July 27.

Morning Consult