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The Note: Welcome to Confirmation Week

INAUGURATION COUNTDOWN: 11 Days

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–CABINET HEARING BLITZ HITS CAPITOL HILL: It’s a busy week on Capitol Hill as the first of Trump’s Cabinet picks face confirmation hearings this week, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ reports. The hearing blitz kicks off on Tuesday with hearings for Trump’s Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and his choice for DHS Secretary John Kelly. Up to six other nominees – including Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson – are expected to have hearings this week.CONFIRMATION HEARING SCHEDULE, courtesy of ABC’s MARYALICE PARKS and ALI ROGIN here: http://abcn.ws/2grV4p6

–DEMOCRATS URGE GOP TO SLOW DOWN CONFIRMATION PROCESS: Democrats and the government ethics office are raising concerns about several nominees who haven’t completed the standard ethics review process, as at least eight of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees prepare for confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill this week, ABC’s BENJAMIN SIEGEL reports. “The announced hearing schedule for several nominees…

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