Opinion: 17 Metrics to Watch in the Biden Era
#15: Senate Confirmations. Personnel is policy, which means that putting the right people in place is essential. The Biden administration is beating its predecessor by that yardstick, but that’s not saying a lot. Moving forward, Biden’s ability to fill these positions will not only set the pace for policy implementation; it will also serve as a barometer of bipartisanship, as senators weigh the administration’s goals and the nominees’ qualifications.