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Mon Jan 10, 2022, 12:09 AM

Biden has lowest first-year Senate confirmation rate among last three presidents, according to new r

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Biden has lowest first-year Senate confirmation rate among last three presidents, according to new report

Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden has the lowest Senate confirmation rate of first-year nominations among the last three presidents, according to a new report from a group that studies presidential transitions.

"In Biden's first year, the Senate confirmed only 41% of his nominations. While a small number were withdrawn by the president, 118 were 'returned' at the end of the Senate's session -- meaning the president would either have to nominate that person again in the next session or nominate someone else," according to the report from the Center for Presidential Transition, a nonpartisan group based in Washington, DC.

The group, which said its data represents "nominations for all civilian positions including ambassadors, judges, marshals and US attorneys," reported that as of last week, 171 of the nominations Biden made in 2021 are still awaiting a vote.

Biden's 41% continues a downward confirmation rate trend among recent presidents, the group said, noting that 75% of George Bush's first-year nominees were confirmed, while 69% of Barack Obama's were approved and 57% of Donald Trump's were OK'd by the Senate during his first year in office.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/politics/biden-senate-confirmation-numbers/index.html

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Reply Biden has lowest first-year Senate confirmation rate among last three presidents, according to new r (Original post)
Polybius Jan 2022 OP
Yandex Jan 2022 #1
Gaugamela Jan 2022 #2
onenote Jan 2022 #5
JT45242 Jan 2022 #7
Turbineguy Jan 2022 #3
question everything Jan 2022 #4
JT45242 Jan 2022 #6
LenaBaby61 Jan 2022 #8
Lonestarblue Jan 2022 #9
Polybius Jan 2022 #10
twodogsbarking Jan 2022 #11

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 12:46 AM

1. SHAMEFUL!

 

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 12:48 AM

2. "Senate Republicans use the filibuster to block more appointments in Biden's first year

than that of the last two presidents.”

I fixed the headline.

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Response to Gaugamela (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:04 AM

5. Except the filibuster can't be used to block executive branch appointments.

On November 21, 2013, the Senate changed the filibuster rule so that the vote on cloture under Rule XXII for all nominations other than for the Supreme Court of the United States is by majority vote. This ruling's eliminated the 60-vote requirement to end a filibuster against all executive branch nominees and judicial nominees other than to the Supreme Court. The use of the filibuster to block Supreme Court nominees subsequently was eliminated in 2017.

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Response to onenote (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:03 AM

7. They are blocking them in committees

Never comes to cloture or any other vote as the sedition caucus kills them in committee

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 12:58 AM

3. Half the senate does not want to govern.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 01:16 AM

4. As posted here earlier: the administration had no help in transition

They really could do nothing until after Jan 20.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:01 AM

6. Headline should read McConnell and repubs block appointments at highest rate in decades

No hearings...just obstruction and MSM blames Biden and not the rethuglican senator who refused to allow votes.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 03:29 AM

8. THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 09:26 AM

9. Republican obstructionism as usual.

The other problem is that too many positions now require Senate confirmation. Between 1200 and 1400 require Senate approval, and it seems to take several weeks for each person to be reviewed now. That number needs to be cut in half, or even less. We could argue that Democrats were able to stop Trump from making some bad appointments, but he simply went around the Senate and out his bad appointments in acting roles.

The same logic could well apply to the filibuster, that the minority party can use it to stop bad laws. The problem is that Republicans then aren’t held accountable for the real things they wanted to do to people because Democrats saved them from their worst instincts so voters just keep supporting them. The filibuster protects Republicans a lot more than Democrats.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:29 PM

10. See post 5

McConnell can't block appointments because there is no filibuster for them. It's a simple majority.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 10, 2022, 02:45 PM

11. Still can't admit TFG lost.

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