Recess Appointments: Frequently Asked Questions

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This report supplies brief answers to some frequently-asked questions regarding recess appointments. These are appointments to high-level policy-making positions in federal departments which are generally confirmed by the Senate. When the Senate is in recess, the President may make a temporary appointment, called a recess appointment, to any such position without Senate approval.

Creator(s): Hogue, Henry B.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 7, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Hogue, Henry B.

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 7, 2013
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Description:

This report supplies brief answers to some frequently-asked questions regarding recess appointments. These are appointments to high-level policy-making positions in federal departments which are generally confirmed by the Senate. When the Senate is in recess, the President may make a temporary appointment, called a recess appointment, to any such position without Senate approval.

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