After having the day off yesterday, the Senate committees holding hearings for Barack Obama's Cabinet selections and other administration officials resume today. Here's the latest schedule:
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Steven Chu, secretary of energy — Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Hillary Clinton, secretary of state — Foreign Relations Committee
Shaun Donovan, secretary of housing and urban development — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Arne Duncan, secretary of education — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Peter Orszag, budget director — Budget Committee (also: Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Jan. 14)
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency administrator — Environment and Public Works Committee
Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Eric Shinseki, secretary of veterans affairs — Veterans Affairs Committee
Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
Thursday, Jan. 15
Timothy Geithner, secretary of the Treasury — Finance Committee
Eric Holder, attorney general — Judiciary Committee
Janet Napolitano, homeland security — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Susan Rice, U.N. ambassador — Foreign Relations Committee
Christina Romer, Council of Economic Advisers chair — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Ken Salazar, secretary of interior — Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Mary Schapiro, Securities and Exchange Commission chair — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Last week, confirmation hearings for Tom Daschle, the health and human services secretary-designate, and Hilda Solis, the choice for labor secretary, were both held by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Jan. 8 and 9, respectively). The Senate Finance Committee must also hold hearings on Daschle's nomination.
Still to be scheduled: hearings for Ron Kirk (U.S. Trade Representative) in the Finance Committee.
And we're waiting for a commerce secretary nomination to replace the withdrawn Bill Richardson.
No confirmation hearings are required for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, since he is a carryover.
Note: This listing will be updated as necessary.