Capitol Correspondence - 12.22.17

Senate Confirms Droves of Trump Nominees

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December 21, 2017 — The Senate confirmed more than two-dozen Trump administration nominees Thursday night in the chamber’s last bout of action before adjourning for the year. Among those confirmed:


— Katherine Brunett McGuire to be assistant secretary of Labor for congressional and intergovernmental affairs.

— Kate O’Scannlain to be solicitor for the Department of Labor.

— Preston Rutledge to be assistant secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration.


— Johnny Collett to be assistant secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

— Douglas Webster to be the Department of Education’s chief financial officer.


— Robert Charrow to be HHS general counsel.

— Tadd Johnson and Lisa Johnson-Billy to be members of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation board of trustees.

Housing and Urban Development

— Irving Dennis to be chief financial officer.

— Suzanne Tufts to be assistant secretary of administration.

— Leonard Wolfson to be assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental relations.