ETHICS REPORTS LAG FOR TRUMP NOMINEES FACING CONFIRMATION HEARINGS THIS WEEK Key disclosure reports for four out of nine of Donald Trump’s nominees subject to Senate confirmation hearings this week had yet to be made public by late Monday, underscoring concerns from the Office of Government Ethics that it is being rushed to approve the documentation.
The first nomination hearing is slated for Tuesday, for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, whose ethics report has been completed. But paperwork for some other nominees was not available. For example, the ethics report had yet to be made public for Betsy DeVos, the billionaire who is slated to head the Department of Education. Devos’s confirmation hearing was originally set for Wednesday, but was postponed on Monday night to Jan. 17. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (1/9/17).