January is poised to be a volatile month

January is poised to be a volatile month with Senate committee hearings to approve Trump Cabinet picks.

Republicans in the US Senate will prioritize the confirmation hearings of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees before Inauguration Day, with the hope they will be in place on day one of his presidency, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a briefing on Wednesday.

McConnell pointed out that Senate Republicans would process a waiver for the nominee for Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis.

Mattis requires a waiver to serve in the post because he retired from active military duty less than seven years ago. The US Constitution requires certain presidential appointments, including Cabinet-level positions, to be confirmed by the Senate. McConnell also said he believed all of Trump’s nominees would be confirmed.

[A rundown of upcoming hearings-Click Here]

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