Senators want to reduce number of confirmations
Plan seeks to prevent gridlock, improve efficiency
If a bipartisan group of senators has its way, presidential nominations that require Senate confirmation would be reduced by
a third, the Associated Press reports.
Although the Senate would still confirm about 1,000 executive
nominees, under the proposal about 200 executive nominations would no longer go
through the lengthy confirmation process, including positions such as chief
scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the State Department's assistant
secretary for public affairs, and the Treasury Department's director of the Mint.
The plan is an effort to make the Senate a more efficient and
less partisan body, the article states.
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