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The Senate Commerce Committee announced it has postponed another confirmation hearing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday evening announced it has postponed the confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s Commerce secretary nominee, Wilbur Ross, to Jan. 18.

Ross had been scheduled to appear before the Senate committee Thursday, but it was pushed back six days because Ross did not submit a disclosure form to the Office of Government Ethics in time, according to a joint statement by Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and ranking Democrat Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

“We have agreed to postpone Thursday’s hearing until Jan. 18, so that ethics officials have additional time to complete their work and provide relevant information to the committee. We both remain committed to fair consideration of Mr. Ross’ nomination,” Thune and Nelson said.

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Education secretary, was also pushed back after she failed to meet her paperwork deadline.

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