Confirmation hearings will begin next week for President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMore than 400,000 people barred from becoming citizens due to coronavirus: report Poll finds public evenly split on delayed Supreme Court ObamaCare decision Samantha Power: UN covering up Russia's role in Syria bombings 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.