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Where Maryland's senators stand on Trump's cabinet picks

The Republican-controlled Senate is beginning to confirm President Donald Trump's cabinet and other key nominees. Here is a look at how Maryland's two senators — both Democrats — have voted on those appointments on the floor. For nominees on whom floor votes have not been held, the list reflects the senators' public comments.

Sen. Ben Cardin

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Rex Tillerson, State: Voted 'No'

Steve Mnuchin, Treasury: Voted 'No'

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James Mattis, Defense: Voted 'Yes'

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General: Voted 'No'

Tom Price, Health and Human Services: Voted 'No'

Elaine Chao, Transportation: Voted 'Yes'

Betsy DeVos, Education: Voted 'No'

John Kelly, Homeland Security: Voted 'Yes'

Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations: Voted 'Yes'

Mike Pompeo, Central Intelligence Agency: Voted 'No'

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Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency: Voted 'No'

David J. Shulkin, Veterans Affairs: Voted 'Yes'

Linda McMahon, Small Business Administration: Voted 'Yes'

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget: Voted 'No'

Wilbur L. Ross, Commerce: Voted 'No'

Ryan Zinke, Interior: Voted 'No'

Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development: Voted 'No'

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Rick Perry, Energy: Voted 'No'

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Rex Tillerson, State: Voted 'No'

Steve Mnuchin, Treasury: Voted 'No'

James Mattis, Defense: Voted 'Yes'

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General: Voted 'no'

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Andrew Puzder, Labor: Has indicated opposition

Tom Price, Health and Human Services: Voted 'No'

Elaine Chao, Transportation: Voted 'Yes'

Betsy DeVos, Education: Voted 'No'

John Kelly, Homeland Security: Voted 'No'

Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations: Voted 'Yes'

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Mike Pompeo, Central Intelligence Agency: Voted 'No'

Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency: Voted 'No'

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David J. Shulkin, Veterans Affairs: Voted 'Yes'

Linda McMahon, Small Business Administration: Voted 'No'

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget: Voted 'No'

Wilbur L. Ross, Commerce: Voted 'No'

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Ryan Zinke, Interior: Voted 'No'

Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development: Voted 'No'

Rick Perry, Energy: Voted 'No'

john.fritze@baltsun.com


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