Confirmation hearings will begin next week for President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaScarborough: Obama controlling Trump with 'Jedi mind tricks' Cotton: US policy should be regime change in Iran Chelsea Manning takes part in first Pride March MORE's picks to run the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) announced today.

None of the three picks are expected to draw significant opposition in the Senate. See the schedule below:

  • 10:00 AM Thursday, January 8, 2009: Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services-Designate, Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.)



  • 9:30 AM Friday, January 9, 2009: Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Labor-Designate, Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-Calif.)



All hearings will be held in 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building.