(Not So) Privileged Nomination Calendar: Nominees in a streamlined Senate confirmation process are taking almost 50% longer to confirm than all other nominees
May 24, 2022
Publication Type: Research and Publications
Tags: national security,political appointments,Senate confirmation
The Senate created the privileged nomination process more than a decade ago, a procedure designed to speed up the confirmation of nominees for roughly 280 positions that are typically noncontroversial. Despite this well-intentioned effort, nominees on the privileged calendar are worse off today than they were before the reform was adopted.