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High number of Trump nominations stalled in the Senate

by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/26/17, 11:54 am

President Donald Trump comes to the end of his first year in office with a historically high number of nominations stalled in the U.S. Senate. The Senate confirmed 300 of Trump’s nominees in 2017, more than 100 fewer than the first year totals of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. By rule, the Senate must return about 200 appointees to the White House for renomination. That total includes Trump’s pick in July for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who the president will have to nominate again in 2018. President Bill Clinton had only 176 returned nominations in his first two years in office combined.

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Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 12/27/2017 04:22 pm

    I'm going to stick my neck out here, since I know nothing about the Senate confirmation process for Presidential nominees.  But I suspect some of this failure has to be due to Republican Senators who refuse to work with President Trump. May they be infested with the fleas of ten thousand camels!