Confirmation hearings will begin next week for President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' 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.