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Senate Confirmations

Federal Judges Are Burned Out, Overworked And Wondering Where Congress Is

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was Labor Day weekend and Lawrence O'Neill desperately wanted to get out of town for some downtime with his wife. His mini-vacation ...

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

Sharon M. Dietrich | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Sharon M. Dietrich

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010. Along with several other more high profile Obama administration appointees, General Counsel Lopez faces a confirmation before the U.S. Senate, with a critical vote to take place early this week.

Yellen Confirmation Vote Pushed To January

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve in January. Majority Leader...

ATF Now One Step Closer To Getting A Director

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to th...

Senate Gets Something Done

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, the Democratic leader of the Senate and his Republican counterpart hit the pause...

Senate Passes Measure To Speed Confirmation Process

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate is taking the rare step of curbing its own power. A measure approved 79-20 Wednesday and sent to the House would cross ...

USAID Administrator Raj Shah Can't Captain His Ship without a Crew

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

There are twelve USAID management jobs requiring Senate confirmation. There is a slim chance USAID will have its team in place before November. Must we add this to the Christmas wish list?

Dawn Johnsen Nomination Sent Back To White House For 'Reconsideration'

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If passing health-care reform was the Senate's Christmas present to President Obama, then the confirmation of more than 30 of his nominees might as we...

Sharon Lubinski: Senate Confirms First Openly Gay US Marshal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis assistant police Chief Sharon Lubinski has become the first openly gay U.S. marshal. The U.S. Senate confirmed the Gr...