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.
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Murthy had his Senate confirmation hearings in February, but since then?Where the Hell Is the Surgeon General?|Roland S. Martin|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Recall the atmosphere as now-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Republican, was bruised and battered during confirmation hearings.How The Pro-Israel Right Got Hagel And Kerry Backwards|Ali Gharib|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Seems an appropriate photo for today's Senate confirmation hearings.How Senator Hagel Probably Feels Today|Justin Green|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The would-be secretary of state has so far sailed through his confirmation hearings.John Kerry Plays It Cool in Senate Testimony: Watch Video|Andrew Carter|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Obama's new Afghan commander has sailed through his confirmation hearings with a Senate vote of 99-0.Petraeus to Get Tough|The Daily Beast|June 29, 2010|DAILY BEAST