Impact Of Parties On Government

 

I. Congress

    A. Majority party controls all committees

    B. Majority party has chairman on all committees

    C. Majority party controls key leadership positions

    D. Staffers are partisan

II. Executive branch

    A. Nearly all appointments to White House staff are partisan.

    B. Nearly all appointments to top positions in other parts of executive branch are partisan

    C. Development of Civil System has greatly reduced party influence over the bureaucracy

III. Judicial branch

    A. SCOTUS

    B. Federal Circuit

    C. State level judges are named in large part by Governors