Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, provides an overview of the appointment process for officials in the federal bureaucracy. He discussed the numbers of officials who have been nominated, approved and positions that are currently vacant. Additionally, he talked about future plans to fill these positions.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, talked about the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations.
Teachers Daniel Larsen and Andrew Conneen discuss examples of the bureaucracy and the role of bureaucrats in implementing, administering, and regulating laws on behalf of the government.
The lesson focuses on how other branches of the federal government can check this power through Congressional oversight and judicial review.