ALERT:Senate Confirmation Schedule – hearings start this week

With the circus surrounding the nomination of Roland Burris, it’s easy to forget that the U.S. Senate actually has work to do. Here is a schedule with dates of when the senate is set to hear from Barack Obama cabinet nominees.

Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Chairman – Senator Edward Kennedy – Massachusetts

Jan. 8 – Tom Daschle,  Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jan. 9 – Hilda Solis,Secretary of  Labor

Jan. 13 –  Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

Senate Budget Committee

Chairman, Kent Conrad – North Dakota

Jan. 13 – Peter Orszag, White House Budget Director

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Chairman – Senator Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico

Jan. 13 – Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

Jan. 15 – Senator Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Jan. 14 – General Eric Shinseki, Department of Veterans Affairs

Foreign Relations Committee

Chairman – John Kerry, Massachusetts

Jan. 14 – Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State (tentative)

Senate Judiciary Committee

Chairman, Patrick Leahy – Vermont

Jan. 15 – Eric Holder, Attorney General

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Chairman, Joseph Lieberman – Connecticut

Jan. 15 – Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security (tentative)

Finance Committee

Chairman, Max Baucus – Montana

TBA – Timothy Geithner, Secretary of Treasury

Timeline created from International Herald Tribune and Newsday

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