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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, World Commmunity
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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
Categories:Economic Security, Public Service
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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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