Today on and FedLine


It’s the first full day of the Obama administration and it promises to be a busy one. Here are some stories we’ll be following for you:

  • Tim Geithner, Obama’s Treasury Secretary nominee, will be before the Senate Finance Committee this morning. The hearing was delayed following the revelation that he had owed back taxes, which have now been paid. If confirmed, Geithner will, of course, oversee the IRS.
  • The House Appropriations committee will mark up the stimulus package unveiled last week.
  • Ray LaHood, Obama’s Transportation Secretary nominee, will be before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this afternoon for his confirmation hearing.
  • The full Senate is expected to vote to confirm Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State today, but there may be roadblocks if Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, keeps his promise to filibuster the confirmation because he is not convinced that she can avoid conflicts of interest with potential donors to her husband’s foundation.

Be sure to check and FedLine later today for full reports on these and other events.


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