Meetings held by the Senate to gather information about candidates for federal office nominated by the president of the United States. Under the Constitution, the president has the right to appoint whomever he wants to various government offices, including members of the cabinet and federal judges, but each appointment must be approved by the Senate as part of the separation of powers.
The decision brings the gun issue front-and-center in her confirmation hearings this week.
Seems an appropriate photo for today's Senate confirmation hearings.
Murthy had his Senate confirmation hearings in February, but since then?
The would-be secretary of state has so far sailed through his confirmation hearings.
Obama's new Afghan commander has sailed through his confirmation hearings with a Senate vote of 99-0.
Elena Kagan begins her Senate confirmation hearings to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court this week.
Packing the Court is proof that these confirmation hearings will always be spirited—if a bit underwhelming.