U.S. Senate Considers Ridge Nomination NPR's Pam Fessler reports. Only Available in Archive Formats. Real Media Facebook Twitter Google+ Email January 17, 200312:00 AM ET Pam Fessler Homeland Security nominee Tom Ridge appears at a Senate confirmation hearing Friday. Ridge is expected to win approval but will likely face questions about the administration's spending plans for homeland security. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.