Presidential Appointments, the Senate's Confirmation Process, and Proposals for Change, 112th Congress

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The responsibility for populating top positions in the executive and judicial branches of government is shared, with the President having the power of appointment and the Senate having the power of advice and consent. This report provides a brief background on advice and consent issues, an overview of the appointment process in both the executive and legislative branches, and a brief discussion of recent concerns about the system. Next, the report explores the events in the 112th Congress leading up to the introduction and Senate action on S. 679 and S.Res. 116, and concludes with an analysis of the two measures.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 17, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Carey, Maeve P.

Analyst in Government Organization and Management

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Palmer, Betsy

Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 17, 2011
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The responsibility for populating top positions in the executive and judicial branches of government is shared, with the President having the power of appointment and the Senate having the power of advice and consent. This report provides a brief background on advice and consent issues, an overview of the appointment process in both the executive and legislative branches, and a brief discussion of recent concerns about the system. Next, the report explores the events in the 112th Congress leading up to the introduction and Senate action on S. 679 and S.Res. 116, and concludes with an analysis of the two measures.

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27 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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