Mulvaney, Puzder confirmation hearings set

Mulvaney, Puzder confirmation hearings set
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Two more of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE's Cabinet picks have landed on the Senate's confirmation-hearing calendar. 

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), who has been chosen to head the to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Andrew Puzder, Trump's pick for secretary of Labor, will each head to Capitol Hill in the next two weeks.

Mulvaney will appear before the Senate Budget Committee on the morning of Jan. 24 and then head over to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the afternoon.


First elected in 2010, Mulvaney is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and known as a fiscal hawk. 

The OMB produces the White House's annual budget blueprint and provides guidance on fiscal issues.

Puzder's hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was pushed to Feb. 2 from Tuesday.

Panel Chairman Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderThe Republicans' deep dive into nativism Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - CDC news on gatherings a step toward normality MORE (R-Tenn.) called Puzder a "respected Tennessee business leader who understands how excessive regulation can destroy jobs and make it harder for family incomes to rise."

The 66-year-old who hails from Franklin, Tenn., is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns fast-food outlets Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.