Publications

‘It’s way too many’: As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned

February 4, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Build Networks of Support,Cabinet

Publication Tags: Appointees

From the Justice Department to Veterans Affairs, vast swaths of the government have top positions filled by officials serving in an acting capacity — or no one at all. More than two years into Trump’s term, the president has an acting chief of staff, attorney general, defense secretary, Office of Management and Budget director and...

Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees

January 17, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Federal workforce

Publication Tags: Appointees

Senate Republicans at an off-campus meeting on Thursday discussed making a rules change to speed the confirmation of many of President Trump’s nominees after Democrats slowed the process during Trump’s first two years in office.

Donald Trump: ‘Do It Yourself’ Bosses Eventually Hit A Wall

January 12, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

Donald Trump ran for president on the promise that “I alone can fix it” when it came to his ability to “Make America Great Again.” Trump’s “my or the highway” approach has led him to initiate a partial government shutdown which put some 800,000 federal employees, plus countless contractors out of work.

Trump’s temporary Cabinet and vacancy-riddled government

January 11, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Develop Strong Leaders

Publication Tags: Appointees

President Donald Trump’s first of the year Cabinet meeting on Jan. 2 was supposed to be a show of strength. Instead, it was a symbol of turnover. 

Return of the nominations blockade

January 9, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Trump administration

Publication Tags: Appointees

The U.S. Senate is back in session, and therefore so is the Democratic nominations blockade. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded Wednesday that President Trump withdraw his nomination of Bill Barr as Attorney General, even though Mr. Barr served with distinction as President George H.W. Bush’s AG. The question is whether Senate Republicans are going to...

Senate throws hundreds of Trump nominees into limbo

January 4, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Trump administration

Publication Tags: Appointees

The Senate has sent hundreds of nominations back to the White House, throwing their fate into limbo. Senators sent back more than 270 nominations from the previous session on Thursday, which marked the official start of the 116th Congress.

Makeup of the Cabinet is creating more hurdles for Trump

January 3, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Cabinet,Trump administration

Publication Tags: Appointees

President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is increasingly stocked with temporary stand-ins and Washington insiders with deep ties to the industries they regulate, complicating Trump’s ability to govern as he approaches the most perilous period of his presidency and opening up his advisers to conflict-of-interest investigations by resurgent Democrats.