Senate begins confirmation hearings for Biden's Cabinet picks - Yahoo News

by news.yahoo 01/20/2021

Senate confirmation hearings began Tuesday for five of President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominees. Lawmakers questioned his picks for Secretary of State, Treasury, Defense and Homeland Security — as well as Mr. Biden's pick for director of national intelligence. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on the latest from Capitol Hill, then joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the day's hearings.


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