The Washington Post has a handy head count of Obama cabinet appointments. Here are a few examples of unconfirmed appointees:
- Lael Brainard, nominated to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs on March 23, 2009.
- Mary Smith, Assistant Attorney General for Tax, nominated April 8, 2009
- David Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, nominated June 4, 2009
- Arthur Elkins, Jr, Inspector General at the EPA, nominated November 18, 2009.
Five of the seven unconfirmed nominees at Justice were nominated in 2009, and Justice has the most unconfirmed appointees of any cabinet agency.
Update: Violet asked for a timeline comparing the Obama backlog to the Bush administration. This is the best I could find, dated January 20, 2010:
The Senate backlog continues to grow, now reaching over 200 pending nominations, not counting the large number of nominations to ambassadorships and federal attorney positions, which WHTP does not track. The 208 in the Senate backlog is about 70 more than the Senate had backlogged at the end of 2001, amounting to a 53% increase over the Bush backlog.