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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:15 PM

Jim DeMint: No More Appointees Until After Elections

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) believes that remaining executive branch appointees requiring Senate confirmation should be put off until after the elections, including the confirmation of Michael Huerta to head the Federal Aviation Administration.

We have some policy concerns with some of the contracts hes done with labor, but it makes no sense at this point when he is already acting FAA chairman to give the guy a five-year term when we are looking at a new administration, DeMint said Wednesday.

I think that should be across the board. We are just a couple months away from an election, and those things just need to wait, DeMint continued


http://www.rollcall.com/news/jim_demint_no_more_appointees_until_after_elections-216663-1.html?pos=hln

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea to delay the confirmation of the FAA chairman. It's not like that agency does anything important.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:19 PM

1. Well, its not like they processed a lot before the election either.

How many Federal Judgeships are open with appointments made but no confirmations?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:23 PM

2. Fortunately, he doesn't get to make that call.

President Obama does.

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