Cortes, three other Wolf nominees confirmed by Senate

Cortes, three other Wolf nominees confirmed by Senate

Tuesday afternoon the Senate confirmed four of Gov. Tom Wolf’s department head nominations, including Pedro Cortes as Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Among the four nominees considered on Tuesday, Sec. Cortes’s nomination was the only one subject to debate on the Floor.

Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) took the Senate floor to urge members to oppose confirming Sec. Cortes.

“After speaking with him on a number of occasions and asking him questions during the Appropriations hearings, I find his answers to be less than truthful," he said. "I’m very concerned about him being able to have this position for our Commonwealth.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf’s department head nominations head for hearings

Tuesday, the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee moved Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominees to lead Pennsylvania’s various agencies to their standing oversight committees for confirmation hearings.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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In continued recall defiance, Senate advances more Corbett nominees

Five additional Corbett nominations made their way to the Senate floor Tuesday as Senate Republicans continued to advance the nominees despite a blanket recall of pending Corbett nominations made by Gov. Tom Wolf shortly after his inauguration.

Of the five nominees, four deal with education.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Corbett nominations make their way through Senate committee

Corbett nominations make their way through Senate committee

The Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee Tuesday declined to honor the recall of all Gov. Tom Corbett’s end-of-term nominees issued by Gov. Tom Wolf and reported all 13 nominations to the floor for Senate approval.

The debate broke down on whether the Senate should honor the new governor’s request, allowing him to set nominees on his own accord, or whether the nominations—rightly made at the tail end of the Corbett administration—should stand.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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