December 21, 2017 — The Senate confirmed more than two-dozen Trump administration nominees Thursday night in the chamber's last bout of action before adjourning for the year. Among those confirmed:
— Katherine Brunett McGuire to be assistant secretary of Labor for congressional and intergovernmental affairs.
— Kate O'Scannlain to be solicitor for the Department of Labor.
— Preston Rutledge to be assistant secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
— Johnny Collett to be assistant secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
— Douglas Webster to be the Department of Education's chief financial officer.
— Robert Charrow to be HHS general counsel.
— Tadd Johnson and Lisa Johnson-Billy to be members of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation board of trustees.
Housing and Urban Development
— Irving Dennis to be chief financial officer.
— Suzanne Tufts to be assistant secretary of administration.
— Leonard Wolfson to be assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental relations.