The House voted Thursday to block the nominations of three Trump administration nominees to lead the Treasury Department, Energy Department and Federal Reserve.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said in a statement that the nominees were not properly vetted and did not meet the standards required to be approved by the president.
The committee is holding a hearing on the nominees on Friday.
Henskinsays the nominees do not have the qualifications necessary to lead Treasury.
HENSAKER: I’m concerned that the president and his cabinet members are not getting the necessary qualifications and are failing to meet the standard that they are supposed to meet to lead our nation.
The House Financial Services committee is currently holding a confirmation hearing for three Treasury Department nominees to head the departments of Agriculture, Commerce and Labor.
The House Banking Committee has also held a hearing for one of the nominees.
House Democrats said they were concerned about the lack of vetting.
“We need to know the facts about who is running the Department of Treasury,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).
“We don’t want to see anyone who is a Trump appointee in the Treasury department.”
Hensarling also said that the nominee, Robert Bork, had been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court without any vetting.
The Senate confirmed Bork to the Supreme Court on Dec. 6.
The nomination of Brett Hartl, who is also a lawyer, as Treasury secretary has been the subject of intense scrutiny.
Hartl is a former deputy secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Treasury secretary.
He was confirmed in early March.