Publications

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.