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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 28, 2001

Presidential Appointments

George W. Bush April 30 June 27
Total Nominations Submitted 149 298
Currently Pending Nominations 166  
Confirmed 35 132
Bill Clinton
Total Nominations Submitted 173 238
Confirmed 49 177
George Bush (41)
Total Nominations Submitted 96 222
Confirmed 49 147
Ronald Reagan
Total Nominations Submitted 154 293
Confirmed 83 225

Administrations prior to that of President Reagan are not included for comparison purposes as those administrations occurred prior to the enactment of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. That law introduced financial disclosure requirements which have added significant time to the nomination process. Thus, the figures from administrations prior to that of President Reagan do not provide a meaningful comparison.

Source C Office of the Executive Clerk, The White House

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