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Tag Archives: Confirmation Votes

Torturer Gina Haspel will be installed as new CIA head thanks to renegade Democrats

Excerpt: Despite the opposition of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, the United States Senate today voted to confirm torturer Gina Haspel to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, further harming the United States' international standing and handing Donald Trump another victory.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Loretta Lynch confirmed as the United States of America’s new Attorney General

Excerpt: Well, it’s finally happened. After many contemptible delays, the United States Senate finally took up Loretta Lynch’s nomination today and voted to confirm her as the nation’s next Attorney General, which means that incumbent Eric Holder can finally pack his bags and leave office, as he has wanted to do for many months. A relieved […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Service
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Senate *finally* confirms Richard Cordray as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief

Excerpt: After months of senseless delay, the United States Senate has finally confirmed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to serve as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) originally conceived by Elizabeth Warren and created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. By a vote of seventy-one to twenty-nine, the Senate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Maria Cantwell on Sally Jewell: “I know that science will be her compass”

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Senator Maria Cantwell’s speech on behalf of Interior nominee Sally Jewell, delivered on the floor of the United States Senate earlier today. (Jewell was confirmed by a vote of 87-11). Video of the speech is available on YouTube. Our thanks to Senator Cantwell for sharing her remarks […]
Written by:Senator Maria Cantwell
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, Public Planning, Public Service
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U.S. Senate confirms Sally Jewell as America’s next Secretary of the Interior in 87-11 vote

Excerpt: Good news out of our nation’s capital for a change: The United States Senate, by a vote of eighty-seven to eleven, has voted to confirm Washington’s own Sally Jewell as America’s next Secretary of the Interior. Jewell, a longtime Evergreen State business leader, is the outgoing chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Incorporated, better known […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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