Skip to comments.CONGRESS RELINQUISHES ITS POWER TO APPROVE SOME PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
Posted on 08/01/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT by lowbridge
The House Tuesday passed a measure 261-114 to remove 200 presidential appointments from the Senates purview for confirmation hearings and votes.
It eliminates the requirement of Senate approval for such positions as rural utility services administrator, board directors of the commodity credit corporation, the assistant administrator for grant programs at FEMA, and assistant secretaries for management.
The bill originated in the Senate last year where it passed 79-20, and reduces the number of confirmations from 1,200 to 1,000.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) said he voted against the measure because it was the constitutional duty of the other body to offer its advice and consent on those positions and that the president already controls 2,700 political appointees without congressional overview.
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
What the *unpostable expletive* just happened!?
Does this require Senate approval?
Der OberFuhrer Emperor Hussein 0bama is a step closer to being a complete DICTATOR, and cry baby Boehner helps him along.
lazy congress + ignorant citizens = imperial presidency
How long ya think this rule will survive a republican president with a democrat congress?
Republicans voted for this at the urging of Romney. I’ll have the link up in a minute.
In four years Romney, with a Republican Congress who will be forced to do his will, will cause more damage to our Republic than Obama can with an opposing Republican Congress.
If there are to many to vote on might I suggest this...
Eliminate the positions at the bottom of the food chain.
Much easier than tossing their constitutional duty out the window.
Oh look... and it saves us money. Nice side effect.
A$$hats! Now he can pack the ranks with more of his Marxist buddies who will become unremovable. Geeeez! What lamebrains the Pubbies are.
>> lazy congress + ignorant citizens = imperial presidency
rogue congress + betrayed citizens = ...
Clears the deck for President Romney to expedite appointing his people to plum jobs?
Agree. Silly that the assistant undersecretary for dog catchers needs some sort of approval. FOCUS, people. We need to be ELIMINATING these jobs, not worrying about approvals,
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.