Government Affairs

Confirmation Hearings

Everything you want to know about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

The Senate has begun confirmation hearings on nominees for various cabinet secretaries in the Trump administration whose departments affect TWU members and working people in general.

See the schedule of Senate confirmation hearings. Many of the hearings will be carried live on the committees' own websites or you can watch them on C-SPAN.
TWU will keep our members updated on the hearings, votes, and records of many of those nominees, including the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, and others.

Partial List of Nominees:

Secretary of Homeland Security: General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.)
Secretary of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao
Secretary of Labor: Andrew Puzder
Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
Secretary of State: Rex TillersonAttorney General: Jeff Sessions


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We all know that what is won at the bargaining table can be taken away with the stroke of a pen. Legislation can either add to or take away from our collective bargaining agreements. TWU represents its members’ interests with legislators including the president, Congress, federal agencies, and other groups on legislative issues that affect you. As your advocate, TWU evaluates changes in state and local governments that may affect federal law and vice versa. We strive to uphold the TWU Constitution “to promote legislation advancing the interests of the Union and its members at the local, state and national levels, to engage in political education of the membership, and to engage in such other activity as may be necessary…”

As your representative in Washington, TWU works to ensure that our members have their voices heard in the halls of Congress and the White House on all of these critical issues.




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