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Treasury Secretary Sworn in After Unusually Close Vote

One Democrat joined GOP in voting to confirm Steven Mnuchin

(Newser) - Former Goldman Sachs exec Steven Mnuchin was sworn in as Treasury secretary Monday night after being confirmed by an unusually close Senate vote. The vote was 53-47, with West Virginia's Sen. Joe Manchin breaking ranks to become the only Democrat voting to confirm, the Hill reports. Other Democrats fiercely... More »

GOP Advances 2 Nominees With No Democrats Present

After Democratic boycott, Finance Committee Republicans change the rules

(Newser) - Democrats found a way Tuesday to use the Senate's own rules to stall two of President Trump's Cabinet nominees. On Wednesday, Republicans retaliated in the simplest of ways: They changed those rules. As a result, the names of Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin and Health and Human Services nominee... More »

GOP to Dems Skipping Cabinet Votes: 'Stop Acting Like Idiots'

Democrats want more information before votes for Mnuchin for Treasury, Price for HHS

(Newser) - Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump's Cabinet choices got heated Tuesday—or at least the ones that took place. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee angered not only by Trump's recent travel ban , but also by his firing of acting AG Sally Yates , forced votes Tuesday to be... More »

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