Congress legislates the framework for presidential transitions, engages in oversight of agency readiness for a smooth transfer of power and provides funding for transition efforts. In addition, the Senate confirms roughly 1,200 presidential appointees during an administration’s term.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
The Partnership works with Congress to identify opportunities for improving the presidential transition as well as streamlining the appointments process so key positions are filled quickly, and with the right talent. Our online Political Appointee Tracker provides up-to-date information on the status of roughly 700 political appointments, holding the administration and the Senate accountable for timely action.