Visual Guide : The President v the Senate (Confirmed Nominations)

When the majority party in Senate starts complaining about the minority party, the focus of the complaint is often the confirmation process. The Senate has the power to confirm Presidential nominations; confirmation is an “[i]nformal term for the Senate giving ‘Advice and Consent’ to a presidential nomination for an executive or judicial position.”

President Nominations Senate Action
Joe Biden Biden has made one Supreme Court nomination Senate confirmed one (1.00)
Biden nominated 130 judges to U.S. federal courts (04 Aug 2022) Senate confirmed 76 (0.58)
Donald Trump
one term
Trump made three Supreme Court nominations Senate confirmed three (1.00)
Trump nominated 396 judges to U.S. federal courts Senate confirmed 245 (0.62)
Barack Obama Obama made three Supreme Court nominations; Senate refused to act on Merrick Garland Senate confirmed two (0.66)
Obama nominated 556 judges to U.S. federal courts Senate confirmed 334 (0.60)
George W. Bush Bush made four Supreme Court nominations; two were withdrawn Senate confirmed two (0.50)
Bush nominated 531 judges to U.S. district and other courts Senate confirmed 197 (0.64)
Bill Clinton Clinton made two Supreme Court nominations Senate confirmed both (1.00)
Clinton nominated 503 judges to U.S. federal courts Senate confirmed 378 (0.75)
George H.W. Bush
one term
Bush made three Supreme Court nominations Senate confirmed all (1.00)
Bush nominated 247 judges to U.S. district and other courts Senate confirmed 188 (0.76)
Ronald Reagan Reagan made five Supreme Court nominations; one with withdrawn Senate confirmed four (0.80)
Reagan nominated 465 judges to U.S. federal courts Senate confirmed 402 (0.8645)

Also, see Senate data on cabinet nominations.

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One reply on “Visual Guide : The President v the Senate (Confirmed Nominations)”

hello, thanks for the organized info. You have: “Reagan made four Supreme Court nominations” under GWBush- might want to correct?

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