Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Senate Armed Services Committee set for Gates hearings
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush is expected to formally send his Defense Secretary nomination of Robert Gates to the Senate on Monday, Senate Armed Services Committee spokesman John Ullyot told CNN.
The Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Virginia Republican John Warner, is scheduled to hold a full day of hearings Tuesday. The sessions will be open to the public but will likely close at some point so classified information can be discussed, Ullyot said.
Gates will be the only witness -- except for customary introductory remarks from his home-state senators.
The goal of the committee is to have Gates confirmed by Christmas, Ullyot said.
No senator has yet to publicly oppose Gate's nomination.
-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
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