Items Tagged with 'confirmation hearing'


  • NAHB: White House asked for our help to get Gorsuch on Supreme Court

    Builders' group says will help work to avoid Democrat filibuster
    With the threat of Democratic filibuster looming in the Senate, the White House is apparently turning to homebuilders for help with getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed as the country’s next Supreme Court justice. And according a post from the National Association of Homebuilders, the group will answer the White House’s call.
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  • Here are the questions Elizabeth Warren wants Ben Carson to answer

    Warren publishes 35 questions she wants Carson to answer in confirmation hearing
    The eyes of the housing industry will be trained to Capitol Hill today, as Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon, and President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to the lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears for his confirmation hearing. In a letter sent to Carson in advance of his hearing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed the questions she wants Carson to have an answer for when he appears before the committee – 35 of them, in all.
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  • The gloves are off: Senators ready to fight over Yellen, Watt appointments

    Democrats jump ahead, try to prevent Mel Watt filibuster
    Senate Democrats spent Monday getting jittery, a situation that resulted in Sen. Harry Reid, D-N.V., filing a motion for cloture to cut off a potential Senate filibuster of the confirmation hearing covering Rep. Mel Watt's, D-N.C., nomination to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency later this week.
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