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In surprise boycott, Dems block votes on two Cabinet picks : Senators' move infuriates GOP leaders

Feb 01, 2017 - USA Today

Democrats delayed votes on two of President Trump's Cabinet nominees Tuesday in a surprise move that inflamed partisan tensions and left Republicans uncertain of their next move.

On hold for now: Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, and his pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department, GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.

The Senate Finance Committee had been scheduled to vote on both candidates Tuesday. But Democrats on that panel -- in a boycott organized by Se...