Skip to comments.Obama Gives Senate One Day to Vet NLRB Nominees; Nuclear option deal provided little time
Posted on 07/22/2013 9:01:01 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama gave the Senate just one day to vet his new nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
The White House presented the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) with vetting documents for former AFL-CIO lawyer Nancy Schiffer and NLRB Democratic lawyer Kent Hirozawa on the eve of their confirmation hearing, according to Senate sources.
Federal law mandates that NLRB nominees undergo tax, criminal, and conflict of interest background checks performed by the IRS, FBI, and Office of Government Ethics, respectively. The HELP committee rules require the White House to turn over vetting documents at least five days before a confirmation hearing, but Republicans waived those requirements as part of the nuclear option deal.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) demanded that Senate Republicans confirm Hirozawa and Schiffer in a package that includes board chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and two Republican nominees by August, in order to avoid approving a GOP-controlled board.
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I pray that the Obamatrons get repaid for their actions "measure for measure"
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Give the Dems an inch and they take a mile.
Got that McCain? Idiot.
Can’t vet, must reject.
Thank the jackwagon that is John McCain.
King Zero has spoken! Do not upset the king!!
“I pray that the Obamatrons get repaid for their actions ‘measure for measure’”
Of course they will. Regardless of one’s credit rating everyone carries the Karma Card. You can’t leave home without it!
jeffc~:" King Zero has spoken! Do not upset the king!!"
But the king / emporer has NO CLOTHES ON !
Screw the 'over reach' - let the Constitution reign supreme and vet the candidates.
Obviously , Zippy hasn't checked the polls lately as people are beginning to understand the consequence of the last election
and his "race baiters" and useful idiots aren't doing quite so well . The "hundred cities" have resulted in less than 80 concerned citizens.
Zippy , go pound sand !! and tell Harry to go stick his head in the sand because people have learned that they are being USED !!
Feed em fish heads! And the other thing too!
All Obama needs to do is declare the senate in recess and appoint them anyway. Its not like Mcconell(sp) and Mccain well fight back