Confirmation Hearing Underway For CIA Nominee William "Bill" Burns

Bill Burns served as the deputy secretary of state under the Obama administration and has held other various foreign policy roles.
Posted at 2:58 PM, Feb 24, 2021

The confirmation hearing is underway for President Biden's nominee to lead the CIA.

Bill Burns is a veteran diplomat whose held various foreign policy roles. 

Most recently, he was the U.S. deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration.

This week, the Senate confirmed two other nominees: Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations.