Early Friday morning, the Senate voted to advance President Trump’s nomination of Steve Mnuchin for treasury secretary.
The 53-46 vote occurred subsequent to Rep. Tom Price’s confirmation as Sec. of Health and Human Services.
A Democrat-led filibuster was originally initiated against Mnuchin’s confirmation hearings before the vote expedited the proceedings.
Before Mnuchin can receive a full Senate confirmation, a designated committee will be granted at least 30 hours for debate leading up to the final vote, which is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.