Elements of Presidential Transitions, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, December 10, 2020   [open pdf - 236KB]

This is the December 10, 2020 hearing "Elements of Presidential Transitions" held before the House Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Gerald Connolly: "Every four or eight years our Nation has undergone a peaceful transfer of power. In 1981, for example, another one-term president handed over the reins of government to his election adversary, Ronald Reagan. In the wake of the election, President Jimmy Carter calmed the Nation, saying, 'We will have a very fine transition period. I told him I wanted the best one in history.' [...] I called this hearing today to examine the laws, norms, and administrative practices that make a peaceful and efficient transition possible. What have we learned over 36 Presidential transitions that have followed Presidential elections? The first one, of course, was President George Washington relinquishing his office to President John Adams, and what improvements can we make for future transitions?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Martha Joynt Kumar, Max Stier, and Lisa Brown.

Report Number:
Serial No. 116-129
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations