Is appointing acting Secretaries to avoid congressional scrutiny the norm now?

And what are the real effective drawbacks if any? Is it going to make Trump admin policies easier to roll back, or is it just an easy way to avoid speedbumps in the Senate?

It doesn’t seem like Trump is experiencing any particularly significant pushback on this subject, not even over having an acting secretary of defense. So I guess it’s ok now?

If we had a Senate that was willing to do it’s job action would be taken.

But instead of people who are looking out for the good of the nation, we have a majority of crass partisans led by possibly the worst person in politics.