Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

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    Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July.
    Read more: Law exempts presidential appointees from Senate confirmation | The Daily Caller
     
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    How can you bypass Congress by signing a bill Congress sends you?

    Jedi mind tricks?
     
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    who wrote it....who all voted for it....how'd it pass with a republican house.....

    all valid questions before you point at one person.
     
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    looks pretty bipartisan huh
     
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    I know, right?
     
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    who signed it TM, NOt BUSH it was your UP THE BUTT President..
     
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    The republicans stonewalled everything Obama tried to do.

    then they realised that dems may do it to the next president who wasnt a dem.

    they fixed it so their dishonest tacitic cant be used against them next time
     
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    It's my understanding that the appointee positions are so minor that congress decided they aren't worth the time taken for senate confirmation.
     

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