List of positions filled by presidential appointment with Senate confirmation

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Under the United States Constitution and law of the United States, certain federal positions appointed by the president of the United States require confirmation (advice and consent) of the United States Senate. PAS positions, as well as other types of federal government positions, are published in the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book), which is released after each United States presidential election.[1] A 2012 Congressional Research Service study estimated that approximately 1200-1400 positions require Senate confirmation.[2]

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry[edit]

Committee on Armed Services[edit]

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs[edit]

Committee on the Budget[edit]

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation[edit]

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources[edit]

Committee on Environment and Public Works[edit]

Committee on Finance[edit]

Committee on Foreign Relations[edit]

International Development Association

International Finance Corporation

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions[edit]

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs[edit]

Committee on Indian Affairs[edit]

Select Committee on Intelligence[edit]

Committee on the Judiciary[edit]

Committee on Rules and Administration[edit]

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship[edit]

Committee on Veterans' Affairs[edit]

Former Senate-confirmed positions[edit]

There are a number of positions that required Senate confirmation of appointees in the past, but do not today. The Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112-166), signed into law on August 10, 2012, eliminates the requirement of Senate approval for 163 positions, allowing the president alone to appoint persons to these positions:[4] Parts of the act went into effect immediately, while other parts took effect on October 9, 2012, 60 days after enactment.[4]

The act also eliminated entirely the positions of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Plum Book: About". Government Publishing Office. 
  2. ^ Plumer, Brad (16 July 2013). "Does the Senate really need to confirm 1,200 executive branch jobs?". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c Maeve P. Carey, Presidential Appointments, the Senate's Confirmation Process, and Changes Made in the 112th Congress, Congressional Research Service, Oct. 9, 2012.

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