Does the senate have the power to approve all appointments?
In the United States, the Senate has to approve all nominations by a simple majority. This means that nominations can be blocked by a filibuster unless there is also a filibuster-proof majority (60%), but the President can also temporarily make appointments without approval if Congress is in recess (though the Senate still has to approve it before the end of the *next* session, or it will be nullified).
The President of the United States has the power to negotiate treaties and agreements with other nations, but the Senate must ratify them by a two-thirds vote in order to take effect. This isn't the only way the Senate balances the power of the president. All presidential appointees, including Cabinet members, judicial appointees and ambassadors must be confirmed by the Senate, which can call any nominees to testify before it. Keep in mind the fact…