Bill to cut Senate confirmations gets final action

Associated Press via 7/31/2012

The House gave final congressional approval Tuesday to a bill that would save the slow-paced Senate some time by eliminating the need for confirming nominees to some 170 executive branch jobs and 3,000 military officer positions.

The vote for this rare instance of streamlining Senate procedures was 261-116. The bill […]

Senate Seeks to Create Caesar

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton 5/8/2011

The Apotheosis Of Barack Obama

Senatus Populusque Romanus — Imperius Rex et Populusque Americanus

While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and […]

Obama and Senate Rewriting Article II

Joe Wolverton, II The New American 15 April 2011

On March 30, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and 15 co-sponsors (including Republican leaders) introduced S. 679, the “Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.” The measure would remove the “advice and consent” requirement for many executive branch appointments, giving the President unchecked power to fill key administration […]