The Pace of Appointments and Confirmations to Senate-confirmed Positions During a President’s First Two Years

January 26, 2023

Presidents are responsible for about 4,000 political appointments, about 1,200 of which require Senate confirmation. The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition has been tracking the rate of submissions and confirmations for each of the last few administrations. The following data was compiled to compare how President Joe Biden’s first two years in office compare with the previous three presidents. 

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