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Nominations


"The president shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States . . . . "
U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 2, clause 2

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Nominations Received

Civilian nominations   Pending in committee   Privileged   Confirmed   Pending on Executive Calendar
Non-civilian nominations   Pending in committee   Confirmed   Pending on Executive Calendar
Other nomination action   Withdrawn   Failed or returned to the president

Executive Calendar

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Past issues

Overview   Nominations

Judicial

U.S. Judges

Biographies 1789- present (Federal Judicial Center)

U.S. Supreme Court

Statistics
Nominees present-1789
Hearings present-1971
Senators who served
Essays
Chief Justice Nomination Rejected (Rutledge) December 15, 1795
Supreme Court Justice Tried (Chase) November 30, 1804
Committee Grills Nominee (Stone) January 28, 1925
Nomination Rejected (Parker) May 7, 1930
Nominee Refuses to Testify (Minton) October 1, 1949
Filibuster Derails Appointment (Fortas) October 1, 1968

U.S. District and Circuit Courts

Statistics
1977-2003 CRS report (pdf)
Judicial Nominations (Judiciary Committee)

Executive

Cabinet

Statistics
Senate consideration Trump (2017-present)
Senate consideration Obama (2009-2016)
Senate consideration Bush (2001-2008)
Senate consideration Carter-Bush (1977-2008; pdf)
Rejected or Withdrawn
Essays
First Cabinet Rejection (Taney) June 24, 1834
Nomination Defeated (Strauss) June 19, 1959
Senators Wrestle to Settle Nomination (Collins) July 9, 1964

Diplomatic

Directories
Diplomatic List (U.S. Department of State)
Chiefs of Mission (U.S. Department of State)

Agencies

Directories
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Recess Appointments

Reports
Frequently Asked Questions CRS report (pdf)