Political appointments of Donald Trump
The U.S. Senate confirms, 51-49, Congressman Mick Mulvaney to head the Office of Management and Budget.
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- Political appointments of Donald Trump: The U.S. Senate confirms, 51-49, Congressman Mick Mulvaney to head the Office of Management and Budget.
- The U.S. Senate confirms, 51-49, Congressman Mick Mulvaney to head the Office of Management and Budget.
- 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.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rules, by a 7-3 vote, that the independent structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional. A separate case involving directorial succession is under appeal; lower courts have approved the president's selection of Mick Mulvaney as head of CFPB.