Gov Actually Episode 27: Inside the Senate confirmation process

Dan and Danny take you behind the scenes to explore the Senate confirmation process.
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The hyperpolitical Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court dominated the news cycle last week.

Fittingly, Gov Actually hosts Dan Tangherlini and Danny Werfel have both successfully navigated through the Senate confirmation process. In the latest episode, Dan and Danny take you behind the scenes to explore the confirmation process, describing their personal experiences — a  “tremendous honor, pleasure and, to some extent, pain” — and giving tips on what nominees should expect.

They also speak with special guest Sarah Baker, who formerly served as a special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama, specializing in White House personnel vetting. Baker now serves as executive director of We the Action. She gives an inside look into the extensive vetting process the White House puts personnel through prior to appointing or nominating them.


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Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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