The U.S. Process for Confirming a Cabinet Takes Longer Than Almost All Other Countries
The U.S. takes far longer to confirm its executive Cabinet than most other countries. Among the 20 countries with the highest gross domestic product, the U.S. was the second slowest during the most recent transitions to a new head of state.
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.
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.
Michael Froman on selecting a president-elect’s Cabinet
In this episode of Transition Lab, host David Marchick asks Michael Froman for an inside look at the world of vetting, selecting and appointing key presidential personnel.