confirmation hearings

Senate panel postpones Darrell Issa confirmation hearing

A year after President Donald Trump picked former California Rep. Darrell Issa to run the US Trade and Development Agency, a Senate hearing to consider the nomination was postponed over how to handle questions raised in his FBI file.

Senate to expedite defense secretary pick's confirmation hearing

The Senate Armed Services Committee announced Thursday that it will expedite the process to hold a confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of defense Mark Esper despite the fact that Congress is still waiting for the White House to submit his formal nomination.

Trump says Senate Democrats are 'resisting the will' of voters

In his weekly address on Saturday, President Donald Trump criticized the idea of a Democrat-led "resistance" to his presidency and accused Senate Democrats of "resisting the will of the American voter" by blocking nominations to his administration and opposing immigration policy he supports.