ICYMI: Nominations Create a Crush of Work for the Senate
Despite the historically dilatory pace of nominee submission by the Trump administration, processing and considering new nominees really taxes the Senate. Sean McMinn reports, “There are presently 442 nominees sent by the White House and waiting for Senate consideration (who haven’t withdrawn their nominations).” So that is more than 400 persons who the Senate ha to decide for fitness and competence. And every minute spent handling a nomination is a minute not spent making policy, conducting oversight of existing governmental activities, etc.
Read more at http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/as-trump-sends-more-nominees-to-senate-a-backlog-is-starting-to-grow