Live Updates: Congress in high gear as hearings for Biden's Cabinet nominations set to begin today

The hearings will take place one day before Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

The first hearings for President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominations began Tuesday, just one day before his inauguration on Jan. 20.

The action kicked off in the morning, with the Senate Finance Committee hosting Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen, the Senate Intelligence Committee holding a hearing for Director of National Intelligence pick Avril Haines, and Homeland Security secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas appearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

In the afternoon, Biden's pick for secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will have a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing for Defense secretary nominee Lloyd J. Austin III.

Thursday will see the hearing for Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

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