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Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations [Updated December 28, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Under the Constitution, the President and the Senate share the power to appoint the principal officers of the United States. Almost all of the highest-level political appointee positions in the federal government are filled by these officers. Three distinct stages mark the appointment process--selection and nomination by the President, consideration of the nomination by the Senate, and, if the nominee is confirmed, official appointment by the President. During the confirmation process in the Senate, a nomination is usually first referred to one (or, less frequently, more than one) committee. If the committee or committees report the nomination to the full Senate, or are discharged from further consideration of the nomination, the nomination is placed on the Senate's Executive Calendar and may be called up for floor consideration. The following pages briefly describe the referral process and identify, for each Senate committee to which referrals have been made, the positions that fall within the committee's jurisdiction."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30959
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2021-12-28
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