S01, E03: 15 Unicorns: Becoming a Department Secretary, Part 2 of 3

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2019

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This episode is Part 2 of 3.

Part 1: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/civil_discourse/5

Part 3: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/civil_discourse/3

This podcast uses government documents to illuminate the workings of the American government and offer context around the effects of government agencies in your everyday life. Civil Discourse is brought to you by VCU Libraries. Opinions expressed are solely the speakers' own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of VCU, or VCU Libraries. Special thanks to the Workshop for technical assistance. Music by Isaak Hopson. Find more information at https://guides.library.vcu.edu/discourse. As always, no documents were harmed in the making of this podcast.

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politics, government, documents, House, Senate, Congress, President, POTUS, SCOTUS, courts, cases, law, rules

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This podcast, 15 Unicorns Part 2, second in a series of three, continues the discussion about process of becoming a cabinet Secretary in the US Government, and focuses on the nomination document for Alex Azar, II to be the Secretary of Health and Human services before the Committee on Finance. The document (which has been heavily wordsmithed by lawyers, speech writers, etc.) is used to lay out the convincing groundwork prior to the nominee talking. The idiosyncrasies of the confirmation process are revealed including what happens when the confirmation is opposed and why.

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S01, E03: 15 Unicorns: Becoming a Department Secretary, Part 2 of 3

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