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Democrats Rush to Confirm Biden Picks as Year-End Deadline Looms

December 15, 2021

Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, said that while Biden’s rate of nominations is on par with Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the pace of Senate confirmations now lags far behind. Defense has only 37% of its positions subject to Senate confirmation approved, Treasury has 28%, and Commerce 27%, according to statistics tracked by Stier’s organization. Excluding ambassadors to countries, State is at 35%.