President Trump was sworn in more than six
months ago and he has every right to put his government in place.
Unfortunately, Senate Democrats� unprecedented obstruction of the
confirmation process has prevented him from doing so.
Our colleagues across the aisle
have only allowed us to confirm 56 of President Trump�s 257
well-qualified nominees. That�s just 22 percent. By the August recess of
President Obama�s first term, the Senate had confirmed 313 of 454 nominees �
or 69 percent. At the current rate, it will take more than 11 years
to fill all of the Senate-confirmed government positions.
Behind these numbers are
critical government jobs that are currently vacant � including positions
that protect our country.
fact, my colleagues across the aisle have only allowed us to confirm 7
of the president�s 22 nominations to the Department of Defense. As a
member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I�m told constantly that
our country faces more threats � and from more directions � than ever
before. We need these nominees in place to help keep Americans safe.
The longer these needless delays go on, the less time we have to focus
on Missourians� top priorities: helping businesses create jobs;
making college more affordable; improving our infrastructure; and much
It�s time to stop
this senseless obstruction so that the Senate and the president can
continue the work we were elected to do.
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