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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 16 in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden's nominees for attorney general, health and human services secretary, interior secretary, CIA director and U.S. trade representative will testify before Senate committees next week.

The big picture: Biden wants known, trusted people around him, many from the Obama administration, to help implement his policies and turn away from the tumultuous Trump years.

Schedule

Feb. 22 and 23:

  • 9:30 am and 10 am: Merrick Garland, nominee for attorney general, before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Feb. 23:

  • 10 am: Xavier Becerra, nominee for health and human services secretary, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions.
  • 9:30 am: Deb Haaland, nominee for interior secretary, before the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources.

Feb. 24:

  • 10 am: William Burns, nominee for CIA director, before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Feb. 25:

  • 10 am: Katherine Tai, nominee for U.S. trade representative, before the Senate Finance Committee.
Confirmed Cabinet members
Nominees pending confirmation vote
  • Gina Raimondo, nominee for commerce secretary.
  • Marcia Fudge, nominee for housing and urban development secretary.
  • Cecilia Rouse, nominee to lead the Council of Economic Advisers.
  • Miguel Cardona, nominee for education secretary.
  • Michael Regan, nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Marty Walsh, nominee for labor secretary.
  • Isabel Guzman, nominee for small business administrator.
  • Jennifer Granholm, nominee for energy secretary.

This page will be updated as more hearings are scheduled.

Go deeper: Biden finalizes full slate of Cabinet secretaries

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Feb 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary

Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate on Tuesday voted 92-7 to confirm former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

The big picture: Vilsack, a longtime supporter of President Biden, is returning to the department he led for eight years under the Obama administration. He served as governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

Updated Feb 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

White House stands by imperiled Tanden nomination after Senate panel postpones hearing

Neera Tanden. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Senate Homeland Security Committee is postponing a confirmation hearing scheduled Wednesday for Neera Tanden, Axios has learned, a potential death knell for President Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

The latest: Asked Wednesday afternoon whether Tanden has offered to withdraw her nomination, Psaki told reporters, "That’s not the stage we’re in." She noted that it's a "numbers game" and a "matter of getting one Republican" to support the nomination.

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

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The Senate voted 78-20 on Tuesday to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The big picture: Thomas-Greenfield has promised to restore the U.S. role as a defender of human rights and will look to repair multilateral relationships that fractured under former President Trump. She will play a key role in the administration's China strategy — her "highest priority," she has said.