Updated on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. ET
Hours after he was sworn in Wednesday, the U.S. Senate began confirming President Biden's nominees for key positions in his administration.
That's a slower pace than for recent administrations. Former President Donald Trump had two Cabinet members confirmed by Inauguration Day in 2017, while former President Barack Obama had six by the time he took the oath of office.
Biden has announced acting officials to temporarily lead federal agencies.