Biden To Delay Confirmations To Keep House Majority

The Associated Press reports:

President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to tap several House Democrats for administrative positions is putting Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically tough spot, having chiseled away at the party’s already slimming majority and leaving her potentially without enough votes to pass his legislative agenda.

But Pelosi’s leadership team has a plan. “We need to manage something like this,” Rep. James Clyburn. According to Clyburn, an emerging strategy is to stagger the confirmations: Biden would hold off on formally submitting the nominations all at once so the House numbers don’t immediately drop.

Read the full article. Under the plan, the confirmations would take place over several months, giving Biden time to implement his first 100 days agenda.