February 22, 2021

Biden’s Cabinet is mostly empty amid Senate bottleneck despite Democratic control

More than two-thirds of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees are stuck in a procedural bottleneck as they wait to be considered by the Democratic-run chamber.

Biden was sworn into office with more nominees ready to go than any of his recent predecessors. But only seven of his 23 Cabinet-level officials have been Senate-confirmed one month into his administration. Max Stier, CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition said, “I think it’s bad for our country because, at the end of the day, leaders matter and having confirmed leaders in place is incredibly important, certainly for the long-term issues but even for dealing with the now.”

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