- The Washington Post
- U.S. President Donald Trump designates Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), replacing Richard Cordray, who promoted chief of staff Leandra English to CFPB deputy director prior to his resignation.
- The United States Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force.
- The U.S. Senate confirms Donald Trump's appointment of his former opponents in the presidential primaries, neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Governor of Texas Rick Perry, as Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and Energy respectively, with the support of all Republicans and some Democrats.
- With a 52–46 vote, the U.S. Senate confirms Attorney General of Oklahoma Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Breaking with party lines, Republican Susan Collins opposed the nomination, while Democrats Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin supported Pruitt, who has been described as a climate change denier with a history of criticizing the agency he now leads.
- U.S. President Barack Obama, the White House Office of Management and Budget, issues a partial shutdown of government agencies after the House and Senate fail to come to an agreement on a spending bill to keep government operations running.