Republicans block Obama from recess appointments

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    While on Summer Recess, Congress Blocks Recess Appointments - ProPublica


    In an effort to block President Obama from making recess appointments—which the Constitution allows presidents to do—Congressional Republicans have kept Congress technically in session.

    The Washington Examiner explains:

    The Republican-controlled House used a procedural move to help force this issue. Though it's the Senate that must confirm presidential appointments, under the U.S. Constitution, it cannot adjourn for more than three days without the approval of the House.

    So instead of adjourning, both the House and Senate will be conducting what are known as “pro forma” sessions. What that entails, essentially, is having a member of Congress stick around the Capitol to strike the gavel for what are sometimes seconds-long sessions, according to the Examiner.
     
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    Well, since Obama is on record saying he thinks they are a bad thing when Bush did it, I don't think he will mind much.

    Also, this is the third thread on this.
     
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    well I guess some presidents just have to run their governments without people.
     
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    Good! Fuck him.
     
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    i guess you're a moronic partisan hack.


    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 — Who says the Senate cannot act quickly? It conducted a full day’s business in less than 30 seconds on Tuesday.

    Of course, there was no real business to conduct. But fearing that President Bush would again use a Congressional recess to install disputed executive branch appointees without Senate confirmation, Democrats convened the Senate for the first of four microsessions to be held during the holiday break, precisely to thwart such an end run.

    Democrats Move to Block Bush Appointments - New York Times
     
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    They will be back in September. There really is no need for recess appointments anymore. That was only in there in the first place because the country was so big and travel so hard that calling a meeting for an appointment was difficult. They only met 5 months out of the year anyway.

    These days it is a power subject to abuse.

    If it was bad in Bush's day, it is bad now.

    Considering the games that go on, I would support an amendment to end the practice.
     
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    Thank God--the congress may have come back into session to find out that Obama appointed his own personal golf cady-at a billion per year in taxpayer dollars--:lol:
     
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    I agree. recess appt's are legal so playing games is just dishonest. so is imho filibustering or putting holds on nominees, if a pres. wants to appoint someone they deserve an up or down vote rep or dem president, period.
     
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    I don't think that was the intent.

    The problem is Obama has appointed more CZARS to his administration--than any other President in the History of the United States--and even Democrat senators have complained about him doing this--as CZARS do NOT ANSWER to the congress--and are just appointees of the POTUS--at taxpayer expense.
     

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