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S.679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 10, 2012 Became Public Law No: 112-166.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 31, 2012, with a roll call of 261 ayes, 116 nays, and 54 not voting.

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  • 15% of users support S.679

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    • On April 20, 2011, by Brian62 - This bill further erodes the constitutional power prescribed to Congress in Article II, Section 2 of the US Constitution; expands the power of the Executive Branch, reduces the place of the "people" through their elected representatives in Congress within the Federal Government and potentially expands the number of "czars" and the National and Federal Government, and clearly lays another brick in the road paving the way for a dictator. This bill should be strongly OPPOSED! Think about this; if there is so much overwhelming work for Congress to do that they don't have time to confirm executive positions and they must pass off their constitutional responsibility to the Executive Branch, then doesn't that really say that Congress is doing more work than the should be? YES! If we return to the constitutional scope set forth by the founders then it would be logical to reduce the size and scope of the National and Federal Governments and have Congress act according the 10th Amendments.

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      As noted by Brian62, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 20, 2011, "This bill further erodes the constitutional power prescribed to Congress in Article II, Section 2 of the US Constitution; expands the power of the Executive Branch, reduces the place of the "people" through their elected representatives in Congress within the Federal Government and potentially expands the number of "czars" and the National and Federal Government, and clearly lays another brick in the road paving the way for a dictator. This bill should be strongly OPPOSED! Think about this; if there is so much overwhelming work for Congress to do that they don't have time to confirm executive positions and they must pass off their constitutional responsibility to the Executive Branch, then doesn't that really say that Congress is doing more work than the should be? YES! If we return to the constitutional scope set forth by the founders then it would be logical to reduce the size and scope of the National and Federal Governments and have Congress act according the 10th Amendments. "
    • On May 11, 2011, by sonofthefounders - Amen, brother!

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    • On August 13, 2012, by tphill - The vast majority of positions listed that would no longer need to be confirmed by the Senate do not need to be. Based on this bill the Senate is required to confirm far too many positions. But there are also several positions listed that should be confirmed by the Senate. Enough that it's not acceptable to give them up for the other provisions of this bill.

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      As noted by tphill, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 13, 2012, "The vast majority of positions listed that would no longer need to be confirmed by the Senate do not need to be. Based on this bill the Senate is required to confirm far too many positions. But there are also several positions listed that should be confirmed by the Senate. Enough that it's not acceptable to give them up for the other provisions of this bill. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Politically Incorrect…or is it? | Vegas Nightlife Magazine - May 20, 2012 by Editor - The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S.

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      As noted by Editor on May 20, 2012, "The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S." (/url?q=http://vegasnightlifemagazine.com/2012/05/politically-incorrect-or/&sa=U&ei=rYXLT6GSCuaW2QXcl53ZCw&ved=0CE8QmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNHdIPozQ_UsXoPwzI8st97iCBpoFQ)
    • Politically Incorrect…or is it? | Vegas Nightlife Magazine - May 20, 2012 by Editor - The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S.

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      As noted by Editor on May 20, 2012, "The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S." (/url?q=http://vegasnightlifemagazine.com/2012/05/politically-incorrect-or/&sa=U&ei=HTbKT__GN8OO2wWd6NnZCw&ved=0CEsQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFLyFoEyhymwcq0tkwbt5WNZdwGNQ)
    • Politically Incorrect…or is it? | Vegas Nightlife Magazine - May 20, 2012 by Editor - The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S.

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      As noted by Editor on May 20, 2012, "The First of President Obama's atrocities was the passing bill S679? Obama's INDEFINITE, Prolonged ... The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S." (/url?q=http://vegasnightlifemagazine.com/2012/05/politically-incorrect-or/&sa=U&ei=sO_IT6i6IYGEgwewzcTpDg&ved=0CEcQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNE05UL8PBVDgMRiagAZsuvQ_uQexQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress votes to streamline Senate confirmation process - August 01, 2012 by GovExec.com - The House Tuesday passed a bipartisan measure to streamline the executive branch appointments process by removing a substantial number of positions from the list of those that require confirmation by the Senate. The bill, S. 679, eliminates the need for ..

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      As noted by GovExec.com on August 01, 2012, "The House Tuesday passed a bipartisan measure to streamline the executive branch appointments process by removing a substantial number of positions from the list of those that require confirmation by the Senate. The bill, S. 679, eliminates the need for .." (http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/08/congress-votes-streamline-senate-confirmation-process/57153/)
    • Atlanta rejects transpo tax - Huerta, EU emissions bill clears Commerce - Shuster shuffles staff, names new CoS - Government funding deal reached - August 01, 2012 by Politico.com - NO MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA: Atlanta voters rejected a 10-year, 1 percent sales tax that would have put around $7 billion into roads and transit. It was a major undertaking: 10 counties banding together for a tax hike in a primary election. Despite a push

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      As noted by Politico.com on August 01, 2012, "NO MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA: Atlanta voters rejected a 10-year, 1 percent sales tax that would have put around $7 billion into roads and transit. It was a major undertaking: 10 counties banding together for a tax hike in a primary election. Despite a push" (http://www.politico.com/morningtransportation/0812/morningtransportation196.html?hp=l6_b8)
    • Legislation will reduce confirmation hearings for government officials - August 01, 2012 by Examiner - The House of Representatives approved S. 679 legislation on Tuesday, a bill that reduces the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation. Decreasing the number of executive positions to come in front of the Senate for ...

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      As noted by Examiner on August 01, 2012, "The House of Representatives approved S. 679 legislation on Tuesday, a bill that reduces the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation. Decreasing the number of executive positions to come in front of the Senate for ..." (http://www.examiner.com/article/legislation-will-reduce-confirmation-hearings-for-government-officials)
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