Democrats Boycott Price’s Hearing, Saying He Misled American People
The Senate Finance Committee was scheduled to vote on HHS nominee Tom Price, but Democrats refused to show as part of a larger campaign to oppose the president's Cabinet choices.
The Washington Post:
Democrats Boycott Confirmation Hearings For Price And Mnuchin, Blocking Votes
Democrats intensified their opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmation of several of his Cabinet nominees amid strong Republican objections. Hours after Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his executive order banning certain immigrants and refugees, Democrats lashed out during hearings held to approve Trump’s choices to lead the departments of Justice and Treasury — or didn’t show up at all. (O'Keefe, Demirjian and Sullivan, 1/31)
Senate Democrats Boycott Committee Vote On Mnuchin, Price
Democrats said they were delaying the vote because they wanted more information on Price's stock trades in an Australian medical company and reports that Mnuchin's former bank, OneWest, used automated "robosignings" of foreclosures, which apparently contradicted statements he made to senators. (1/31)