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.
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Creation Date: January 9, 2012
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Hogue, Henry B.

Analyst in American National Government

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  • Creation: January 9, 2012
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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.

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