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FOIA Request | The Hill | October 18, 2021

The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it

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The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it

Key parts of President Biden’s agenda are falling victim to arcane Senate rules, and not just the filibuster. Dysfunction is slowing the Senate confirmation process to a crawl too, producing a backlog hundreds of nominees deep. For as long as these delays keep permanent officials out of their intended roles, they will limit the scope and ambition of the Biden administration’s agenda. Senate Democrats must act to change them. 

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