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Incoming HELP Chair Murray and Ranking Member Burr Schedule Hearings to Consider Nominees for Secretaries of Education and Labor

Washington, D.C. – For your planning purposes, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), incoming Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, have scheduled hearings to consider the nominations of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education and Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor.  


Hearing to consider Secretary of Education nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona


Date: Wednesday, February 3rd

Time: 10:00 AM

Who: Dr. Miguel Cardona, from Connecticut, to serve as United States Secretary of Education

Where: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building and remotely via WebEx


Hearing to consider Secretary of Labor Nominee Mayor Marty Walsh


Date: Thursday, February 4th

Time: 10:00 AM

Who:  Mayor Marty Walsh, from Massachusetts, to serve as United States Secretary of Labor

Where: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building and remotely via WebEx


***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.


All members of media may watch the hearing remotely at


Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by Monday, February 1. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.


Daily print reporters should RSVP to Daily Press Gallery at 202-224-0241.
Periodical reporters should RSVP to Periodical Press Gallery at 202-224-0265.
Press photographers should RSVP to or 202-224-6548.

There is a mandatory TV pool. Contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery 202-224-6421 for additional details.