Since 1789 and before the Trump administration, there have been only 10 times a president's initial Cabinet nominees remained unconfirmed by the U.S. Senate two weeks into their terms, according to the data.
Eleven of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed today. Moreover, Trump's nominees for the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, and Veterans Affairs have yet to have their hearings.
More than 250 Cabinet nominees have been confirmed by Day 14 of a President's tenure, according to the analysis. It's worth noting the Cabinet has grown substantially since George Washington formed his inner circle. Washington's Cabinet included secretaries of State, Treasury and War as well as an attorney general.
Senate Democrats have focused on delaying several of Trump's nominees over the course of the last weeks. On Tuesday, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the scheduled votes for Trump's Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury picks. Many Democratic Senators have voiced extensive concerns about the nominees during the cabinet hearings.
Until Andrew Jackson, previous presidents had kept on as many or more Cabinet secretaries than they replaced.
Here are the 10 nominees who waited past the two-week mark (and Trump's 11 who are still waiting):
Reagan (1)Raymond Donovan for Labor - Feb. 3, 1981
Bush (5)Clayton Yuetter for Agriculture - Feb. 8, 1989John Tower for Defense - defeatedJames Watkins for Energy - March 1, 1989Louis Sullivan for Health and Human Services - March 1, 1989Ed Derwinski for Veterans Affairs - March 2, 1989
Clinton (1)Zoe Baird for Attorney General - withdrew
Note: Washington's picks weren't nominated for months after he was inaugurated because the positions/departments didn't exist yet. They were all confirmed within one day of nomination. This analysis also excludes two confirmations from Millard Fillmore's tenure. Zachary Taylor died and Millard Fillmore took over on July 9, 1850. On July 20 (within the two-week window), Fillmore nominated an entirely new cabinet. All of his picks were confirmed, but two declined to take the positions. Fillmore didn't re-nominate until Aug. 15. ABC News is excluding them from the count because 1) his initial nominees were confirmed 2) no one was unconfirmed waiting for Senate confirmation during that period and 3) the posts were never vacant.