Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Senate Democrats boycotting HHS, Treasury nominees

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By MJ Lee and Ashley Killough, CNN
Updated 1:22 PM ET, Tue January 31, 2017
Democrats boycot HSS, treasury nominees

(CNN)In a surprise turn of events, Senate Democrats announced Tuesday morning that they are boycotting a committee vote on two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, drawing fury from Republicans across the aisle.

The Senate Finance Committee was set to vote on the nominations of Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary.
But minutes after the vote was scheduled to take place, Democrats on the panel convened an impromptu news conference to announce that they refused to participate in the proceeding, all as their Republican colleagues were waiting in a hearing room down the hallway.

Read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/politics/senate-dems-boycotting-hhs-treasury-nominees/index.html

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