March 23, 2021

Biden’s initial Cabinet secretaries confirmed more than a month faster than Trump’s or Obama’s

The Senate confirmed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to head the Department of Labor on Monday, securing Biden’s 15th and final secretary for his initial Cabinet. The Senate began considering Biden’s Cabinet picks at a slower pace than his recent predecessors. Trump’s refusal to concede delayed the transition and early disputes over who would control committees slowed down the vetting and confirmation of his nominees.

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