Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Acting Secretaries and Executive Nominations in a New Administration

Acting Secretaries and Executive Nominations

Wall Street Journal Washington Correspondent Nick Timiraos explained the importance of executive branch nominations and what happens if a nominee is not approved by the Senate prior to inauguration.

Description

Wall Street Journal Washington Correspondent Nick Timiraos explained the importance of executive branch nominations and what happens if a nominee is not approved by the Senate prior to inauguration.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What occurs if federal agencies and departments do not have Senate-confirmed directors or secretaries at the start of a new administration?
  • Describe the amount of authority and power that these heads of agencies and departments have.
  • How do these heads of agencies and departments help carry out laws?
  • Based on this information, why it is important for new presidents to have Senate-confirmed heads of executive agencies and departments?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Acting
    • Bureaucracy
    • Cabinet
    • Confirmation
    • Debt
    • Interim
    • Nomination
    • Sanctions
    • Secretaries

    Topics

    Bureaucracy & RegulationExecutive Branch

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity