The Quiz: Which government body votes to confirm Cabinet nominations?
House of Representatives
Department of Justice
The Constitution gives the Senate the power to confirm Cabinet nominees, Supreme Court justices, and other important U.S. officials. Although approval hearings can get contentious, especially when the Senate is controlled by the President’s opposing party, a nominee’s outright rejection is rare — it has only happened nine times in U.S. history.
The correct answer to this quiz is Senate.