Biden Joins the Club: Each of the Previous Five Presidents Had an Early Cabinet Nominee Withdraw
Biden is the sixth president in a row who has notched at least one unsuccessful Cabinet-level nomination by the end of their first two months in office.
Why Delays in Confirming Biden’s Cabinet Matter: Sub-Cabinet Positions Are Rarely Filled Until the Cabinet Secretary Is Confirmed
The pace of confirming Cabinet secretaries historically influences the staffing of other leadership positions such as deputy secretaries and undersecretaries.
Top Acting Officials in the Biden Administration
As President Joe Biden continues to staff his administration, he has named acting officials to fill some of the 1,200 positions that require Senate confirmation. The following is a list of acting officials named by the Biden administration for top positions at the 15 Cabinet agencies.
Senate Taking Longer To Confirm Biden’s Cabinet Than for Most Recent Presidents
Eight days into Joe Biden’s presidency, the Senate has confirmed only three of 15 Cabinet secretary nominees.
Follow More Than 750 Key Government Appointments with the Biden Political Appointee Tracker
The Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post launched a webpage in December to track more than 750 of President Joe Biden’s Senate-confirmed political appointments.
Most Early Cabinet Secretary Picks Get Confirmed by the Senate With Little Opposition
For Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, 71% of their initial Cabinet secretaries were confirmed by voice vote or unanimous consent.
A time to heal and embark on a peaceful, effective transfer of presidential power
The attack on our democracy was a moment of heartbreak and a loss of faith in some of our elected leaders whose rhetoric led to the actions that were laid bare on Wednesday.
The Senate Should Act Quickly on Confirmations to Fight the COVID Pandemic
Although many health-related positions were not filled quickly during the last two administrations, the Senate and Biden administration have a joint obligation to expeditiously nominate and confirm officials for these critical roles to deal with the current crisis.
Biden’s Cabinet Nominees: A Commitment to Diverse Leadership
President-elect Biden has announced 24 people to fill Cabinet positions as determined by The Washington Post. Of those, 17 are identified as women, people of color or LGBTQ.
What the 9/11 Commission Found: Slow Confirmations Imperil U.S. National Security
The bipartisan 9/11 Commission, which reviewed the causes of the attacks and its consequences, focused on the impact of the slow confirmation process.