Appointment and Removal

Appointment and Removal

Learn about the president's ability to limit and control agencies through appointment and removal of agency officers.


Because administrative agencies are located within the executive branch, the president, as head of the executive branch, necessarily has a large degree of control over administrative agencies. However, the president’s powers aren't unlimited.

I.               Appointment

The Appointments Clause of the Constitution provides that the president must appoint principal officers, with the advice and consent of the Senate. By...