Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for homeland security secretary, is testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be President-elect Joe Biden's defense secretary. Austin, who previously led U.S. Central Command, will require a waiver for his confirmation as he's only been retired from active duty for four years.
The nominations comes at a crucial time for national security in the wake of the deadly riot on the U.S. Capitol. Watch the hearing live. Mayorkas confirmation hearing is expected to go live around 9am CST, and Austin's hearing is expected to begin at 2pm CST.