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House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process
Washington Post ^ | 31 July 2012 | Al Kamen

Posted on 07/31/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java

Edited 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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; boehner; mcconnell
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 5:11:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Hmmmm. obozo betting he will win and ‘pubs betting they will win?


2 posted on 07/31/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Sadly, I suspect the GOP-e is also betting on an obama win.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 5:21:57 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: dynachrome

This will be of net benefit to a Repub president, since Repubs rarely veto a Dem nominee.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Hard to say. The Great One’s Tweet on this was “What the hell?”


5 posted on 07/31/2012 5:27:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

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...


6 posted on 07/31/2012 5:42:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: rhinohunter

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?
OR
2. They see a 2nd great depression and don’t want the blame for it.
OR
3. They’re liberals and want to advance the liberal agenda.
OR
4. Unknown reasons???


7 posted on 07/31/2012 5:45:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DoughtyOne

House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process


8 posted on 07/31/2012 5:46:05 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

Passed by 95 Rs and 166 Ds...

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll537.xml

ANOTHER Democrat majority passage of a bill in the House.
It’s getting weird.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 5:56:42 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 6:00:35 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: COBOL2Java
Some interesting reading: WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: How Mitt Romney Mentally Castrated The Obama Campaign


11 posted on 07/31/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: xzins

All of the above!


12 posted on 07/31/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: Irish Eyes

mark


13 posted on 07/31/2012 7:09:22 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Lucky9teen

That story made my whole day. I hope it’s accurate. Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: COBOL2Java

What is wrong wit these Republican light weights?


15 posted on 07/31/2012 7:31:41 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Scutter

Oh, it was so good I cried when it ended. . . :P)


16 posted on 07/31/2012 7:55:43 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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17 posted on 07/31/2012 8:21:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rhinohunter

Nonsense.

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.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 11:23:46 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 11:25:39 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hopefully they just eliminated those jobs, not just eliminated them from Senate confirmation!


20 posted on 08/01/2012 3:28:32 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: rhinohunter

No difference between Romney or Obama winning the election. They both are left of center and will chose liberals for most positions. Romney proved that already. Obama has been doing this for three years. The next four years are a disaster period. I still can’t believe that FREEPERS are excited about a President Romney. I will sit back and watch the disappointment the next four years because there will be a ton of it. I won’t give a bit of pity though cuz you guys want this....You guys want and are happy with Romney.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 4:24:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: COBOL2Java

I suspect your correct. He’ll love this.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 7:33:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: arrogantsob
Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) backed the measure, the product of an active bipartisan effort from Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and top committee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.). It passed last July on a 79-20 vote.

If Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer are for it, that in and of itself causes me to do a double take.

In this day and age where even the president's own team release top secret information about our operations, I'm not in favor of making the system more lax.

That still doesn't mean that you are not right. It just means I'd rather be on the safe side, than let Harry Reid do what he wants with guys like Mitch McConnell as the only ones standing between us and bad judgment.

23 posted on 08/01/2012 7:41:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Interesting read indeed. I just hope it’s not written by a bias observer and is 100% on the mark.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:05:32 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s Ohio that Romney is up 10 in. Noticed that although the propaganda polls have Obama up 50-46, the internal polls have it 52-42 Romney. And Obama not getting as much coverage for the amount of time he personally spends here. Which actually helps Obama, as his gaffes don’t get covered unless a PAC pays advertising dollars, whereas when Romney doesn’t make a gaffe, the Occupying Media claims he does.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 10:30:46 AM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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To: arrogantsob

“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.”

Hardly an argument against senate confirmation, there were very few positions period when the Constitution went into effect.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: arrogantsob

“There were very few positions requiring Senate approval when the Constitution went into effect.

Hardly an argument against senate confirmation, there were very few Federal positions period when the Constitution went into effect.

The way I see it, the more time the Senate spends arguing over whether or not to approve the Presidents man, the less time they spend voting away our rights, dollars, and freedom.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 11:23:36 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: bIlluminati
It’s Ohio that Romney is up 10 in. Noticed that although the propaganda polls have Obama up 50-46, the internal polls have it 52-42 Romney.

Very good news!!!

Do you have a link to any accurate poll that is also showing this margin?

28 posted on 08/01/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Monorprise

Unfortunately, the article points out that these positions are so far down the totem pole that there is no arguing over appointing them in any case, just rubber-stamping. It also points out whole agencies wherein everyone is approved by the Senate.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: napscoordinator

While President Romney will be an enormous step up over The Disaster, it is false that many here are “excited” by the prospect of him being President.

Almost all are very wary and will closely watch what he does and protest when it is too far out of line. He is NOT a “liberal” either just a “moderate” certainly NOT a radical Leftist raised hating America as currently sits in the White House. He would not bring a Nutcase for First Lady either.

And how can you act as though there is some alternative to Romney at this point? There isn’t. Surely you don’t believe this site to be reflective of common political beliefs and ideas? AT BEST maybe 5% of the population shares them.

BTAIM if we elect a conservative legislature Mitt will be held to conservative standards and won’t govern from the Left. This really should be obvious.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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