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Given the sheer amount of noise coming out of 45’s administration, it’s easy to forget that there are remaining confirmation hearings to be held for his cabinet and other administration positions.
I found several helpful Washington Post and New York Times pages tonight on the confirmations and thought I’d assemble all the information in one place for future reference.
1. WP’s database tracking page: completed and upcoming confirmations. This database is searchable and provides details on the nominees.
2. The WP’s complete guide to Trump’s Cabinet confirmations including schedules. Provides a an argument for and against each nominee’s confirmation (may help with scripts when calling Senators regarding a specific nominee’s confirmation).
3. Washington Post’s article (with great visuals) comparing 45’s cabinet confirmation schedules with those of president Obama, G.W. Bush, Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. This gives us perspective to offset the rants we may hear from 45 et.al regarding the slow pace of confirmation hearings.
4. Appointee tracker with additional information including the administration’s advisers that do not require Senate confirmation (Bannon, Miller, Conway, Kushner, etc.). Provides photos of every member – helpful to put faces with names, etc.
Tracking Which Senators Voted for Which Nominee
The New York Times is tracking how each senator has voted on 45’s cabinet and administration nominees. Click here for the tracker. I’m guessing we’ll all want to remember who voted for whom come the 2018 midterms.