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House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees
Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by GregNH

Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate.

But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power.

Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The United States Constitution does not bestow kingly powers on the President to appoint the senior officers of the government with no process,” wrote Thomas McClusky, the senior vice president for the Family Research Council’s legislative arm, in a Monday memo to lawmakers.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; dictator; obama; tyranny
Are you kidding me? How does this get by us? Did this originate in the Senate? How many straws WTP? How many?
1 posted on 08/04/2012 9:15:57 AM PDT by GregNH
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What myopic idiocy.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Brown Deer; LucyT; justiceseeker93; melancholy

Is it me or does this not ring alarm bells?


3 posted on 08/04/2012 9:18:43 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

Really bad idea from the really insane party.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Beware. Obama has no intention to respect the results of the election.)
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To: Rapscallion

Unconstituional without going through the Amendment process. Am I wrong?


5 posted on 08/04/2012 9:24:15 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: GregNH

When does this take effect? Are they counting on a Romney win, but not control of the Senate?


6 posted on 08/04/2012 9:24:23 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GregNH

The ‘change’ the Marxist planned for America! Idiot voters thinking a godless man would do ANYTHING good for America.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 9:24:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GregNH

Everyone who thinks there’s any significant difference between the two major parties any more, please stand on your heads.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: sportutegrl

Good question but a bad strategy. If you lose the Senate and then the next election you can’t repeal it!


9 posted on 08/04/2012 9:25:59 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

Funny, I don’t see any citation of the Bill. It’s a whole lot easier to decide what a bill actually said if the bill is cited.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: GregNH

Anyone need more proof positive that the CPUSA, Democrats, GOP are all one in the same?

The only person who would be in favor of this would be a Marxist Communist.

As it stands right now, with our dark lord dictator, we do not need congress for anything. He is using EOs to run the country an the congress just continues with their kabuki theater to make us think we still have a representative republic. No we don’t.

Every member of the GOP who voted for this needs to be identified and crushed by a tea party candidate in the next election.

Without exception a member of the GOP who voted for this has exposed themselves to have become a secret member of the CPUSA and they have violated their oath to defend the constitution so we should not even have to wait until November to chase them out of office.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 9:39:50 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: GregNH

Turn power over the king Obama. The GOP is bought by the elite.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 9:42:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: GregNH

How did this get by BONER....? or did it?


13 posted on 08/04/2012 9:42:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

It was a recorded vote, someone will look it up and post the results....


14 posted on 08/04/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: cumbo78

I think it is “Advise and Consent” process.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: GregNH

If this is in fact true, why would the Congress voluntarily relinquish some of its power to the Executive Branch? This makes no sense... WTF!


16 posted on 08/04/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: cumbo78
Unconstituional without going through the Amendment process. Am I wrong?

You are partially wrong. You believe that we have a functional, operating Constitution when in truth we are nothing more than a banana republic.

17 posted on 08/04/2012 9:57:02 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: cumbo78
A bit more from the Constitution:

Appointments Clause

"The President . . . shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law. . ."

(Article II, Section 2, Clause 2)

It seems to me that this action would take a Constitutional Amendment instead of a "bill". But what do I know?

18 posted on 08/04/2012 10:00:32 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: ImpBill
It seems to me that this action would take a Constitutional Amendment instead of a "bill". But what do I know?

I agree with you.

19 posted on 08/04/2012 10:05:49 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: GregNH

Tom Delay left, but the House GOP corruption remained. Boner needs to be castrated.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 10:14:00 AM PDT by montag813
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To: GregNH

This is nuts.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 10:29:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: sportutegrl

This is an end run around the likely new conservatives joining the senate. It will reduce their influence to stop
appointments.

A sham in the same way the debt ceiling was.

Levin was LIVID about this when news broke last week.
Says Romney told the GOP leaders in house and senate to do it.
Sickening. Where are the checks and balances?


22 posted on 08/04/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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23 posted on 08/04/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: GregNH

I heard boner was in for this also. Now more than ever we need to rid ourselves of these feckless deballed cowards who would rather agree and be the good guy than work for the American people and the constitution.


24 posted on 08/04/2012 12:04:05 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: GregNH
I just heard about this... The Daily Caller article I have is dated today! Does anyone know what happened with this? Obama signed it, supposedly today.

The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/10/obama-signs-bill-exempting-presidential-appointees-from-senate-confirmation/

25 posted on 08/10/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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