At the White House and in Congress, a Slow Start on Nominations and Confirmations

A detailed look at how Trump compares to past presidents

President Donald Trump has submitted fewer nominations to the Senate than his predecessors had at this point in their presidencies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When it comes to civilian nominations, Donald Trump trails his predecessors on selections made through May of their first year of their presidencies. But on the few picks he has made (through May 16), the Senate hasn’t done much better — confirming only 7 percent of nominations submitted.


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