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Confirmation Hearings

Alexander Acosta hearing live, March 22

President has nominated Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor      Read the AFL-CIO statement

Status of the nominees and who has been confirmed.

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Secretary of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao  Read the statement from the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department
Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
Secretary of Homeland Security: General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Tom Price
Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos
Secretary of the Treasury: Steve Mnuchin
Secretary of Defense: James Mattis
Secretary of the Interior: Ryan Zinke
Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Housing and Urban Developoment: Ben Carson
Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry

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