Skip to comments.House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process
Posted on 07/31/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by COBOL2JavaEdited on 07/31/2012 5:26:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.
The positions in that category, such as assistant secretaries for public affairs or for administration or management, are ones that rarely spark partisan Senate battles.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Hmmmm. obozo betting he will win and ‘pubs betting they will win?
Sadly, I suspect the GOP-e is also betting on an obama win.
This will be of net benefit to a Repub president, since Repubs rarely veto a Dem nominee.
Hard to say. The Great One’s Tweet on this was “What the hell?”
There is a good reason for this review process. On the other hand, if you allow guys like Clinton or Obama to have who they want no matter what, what’s the use?
I don’t see this as a good thing.
The moral slippage continues...
I’ve wondered about that...the Gop-e betting on an obama win. I’ve wondered if they even wanted an Obama win.
So, they run someone who probably won’t win.
What would be their reasons?
1. They make lots of money being outsiders and complainers and writers of books of doom?
2. They see a 2nd great depression and don’t want the blame for it.
3. They’re liberals and want to advance the liberal agenda.
4. Unknown reasons???
Passed by 95 Rs and 166 Ds...
ANOTHER Democrat majority passage of a bill in the House.
It’s getting weird.
The House didn’t need to pass a law. The Senate could have achieved the same “stream lining” by change(s) in it’s own rules that would have put certain “low level” positions on a “fast track” vote to confirm on a mere “voice vote” when all the Senators would know - wink wink, nod, nod - what it would mean. I’m surprised the Senate had not already done this.
All of the above!
That story made my whole day. I hope it’s accurate. Thanks for posting.
What is wrong wit these Republican light weights?
Oh, it was so good I cried when it ended. . . :P)
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The headline is also incorrect. The “process” is unaffected since the House has nothing whatsoever to say about the Senate procedures. Reducing the number of those requiring approval is a different matter.
There were very few positions requiring Senate approval when the Constitution went into effect.
There are probably hundreds or thousands.
Morality has nothing to do with it.
Hopefully they just eliminated those jobs, not just eliminated them from Senate confirmation!
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