Republicans advance Mnuchin & Price nominations

Republicans advance Mnuchin & Price nominations

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (C) talks with reporters after leaving the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol May 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he will postpone the Senate's Memorial Day recess until lawmakers tackle a trade bill, renewal of the Patriot Act and funding for federal highways. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(CNN)Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump’s top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats.

Republican lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee — the panel that oversees…