ABSTRACT

Recess Appointments Made by President Barack Obama [September 07, 2017]   [open pdf - 696KB]

"Under the Constitution, the President and the Senate share the power to make appointments to high-level politically appointed positions in the federal government. The Constitution also empowers the President unilaterally to make a temporary appointment to such a position if it is vacant and the Senate is in recess. Such an appointment, termed a recess appointment, expires at the end of the following session of the Senate. This report identifies recess appointments by President Barack Obama. The report discusses these appointments in the context of recess appointment authorities and practices generally, and it provides related statistics. Congressional actions to prevent recess appointments are also discussed."

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CRS Report for Congress, R42329
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2017-09-07
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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