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S 679 - Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 - Key Vote

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Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (261-116) - (Key vote)

Title: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces the number of executive positions that require Senate confirmation.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that certain presidential appointments no longer require Senate confirmation including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • The appointment of Managing Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service;
    • The appointment of Commissioner for Education Statistics of the Department of Education;
    • The appointment of Chief Scientist of the Department of Commerce;
    • The appointment of Commissioner of the Mississippi River Commission;
    • The appointment of the 3 members of the Council of Economic Advisers;
    • The appointment of Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Homeland Security;
    • The appointment of Director of the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor; and
    • The appointment of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs of certain departments including, but not limited to, the following:
      • The Department of the Treasury;
      • The Department of State;
      • The Department of Homeland Security;
      • The Department of Labor; and
      • The Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Specifies that the position of Director of the Census has a term length of 5 years, beginning January 1, 2012 (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits a Director of the Census from serving more than 2 full terms in office (Sec. 3).
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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (79-20) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011

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