POTUS gutted $181 billion in regulations
POTUS will enforce Pres. Obama's 2014 protection for LGBT individuals
Republicans point out Obama admin's hipocracy with Cubans
Democrats boycott confirmation hearings
Polls show support for Executive Order
Elaine Chao is confirmed for Secretary of Transportation
Wednesday, February 1st
COMMITTEE VOTE 9:40AM- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is expected to vote on recommending Mick Mulvaney for director of the Office of Management and Budget. He will also need the recommendation from the Budget Committee.
COMMITTEE VOTE 10:30 AM- The Senate Judiciary committee, after a one week delay and an additional one yesterday, is expected to vote on recommending Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Senator Sessions faces considerable partisan resistance, though unlike Betsy Devos, has already received the support of at least one Democratic colleague, Senator Joe Manchin. Expect close to a party-line vote in committee.
COMMITTEE VOTE 10:45AM -The Environment and Public Works committee is expected to vote on recommending Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Mr. Pruitt has received some of the strongest pushback from Senate Democrats, and may be confirmed on a party-line vote.
FINAL VOTE exact time undetermined– The full Senate, at close of debate window, is expected to vote on confirming Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, assuming cloture is invoked today (it was).
Cabinet nominees approved by committee and waiting on a full Senate vote
Dr. Ben Carson (HUD) was recommended by committee last week and is awaiting a floor vote.
Mr. Wilbur Ross (Commerce) was also recommended by his committee last week and is awaiting a floor vote.
Mrs. Betsy Devos (Education) was also recommended by her committee today and is awaiting a floor vote.
Rick Perry (Energy) was also recommended by his committee today and is awaiting a floor vote.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (interior) was also recommended by his committee today and is awaiting a floor vote.
Linda McMahon (SBA) was also recommended by her committee today, and is awaiting a floor vote.
COMMITTEE VOTES ON HOLD: The Senate Finance Committee was scheduled to vote on recommending Representative Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Steve Munchin for Secretary of the Treasury, but Democratic members boycotted the vote. As Republicans, including Rep. Price, are determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a signature work of the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration, expect a party-line vote in committee, whenever that happens.
Neil Gorsuch as his SCOTUS nominee
Turns out England has had a similar rule in place for a while. But I'd request you to start a new thread if you want to discuss it further
The Final permit for DAPL has been issued