Understanding the Cabinet Nomination Process

We are now familiar with some of the names that have been nominated by the president-elect for his cabinet. These are for heads of departments and the few other offices that hold cabinet rank. But, what happens between the nomination and the first day on the job?

About nominations explained by Congress.gov and a history of nominations from the U.S. Sentate

Search nominees from the U.S. Senate

Guide on ethics for potential Presidentially-appointed & Senate-confirmed nominees by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics



Executive Orders

We thought we’d put together a primer on executive orders.

What are Presidential Executive Orders (USA.gov)? This USA.gov site includes finding tools for current and past executive orders. Executive orders: A beginners guide (LoC) explains how to research them using either the Library of Congress or other online sources. Finally, a how to explanation of the executive branch (White House) includes a brief description.

In case you missed the coverage of President Obama’s remarks on reducing gun violence, the entire speech is here and the fact sheet is here.