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May 26, 2011

House Of Representatives Will Refuse To Officially Recess Thus Preventing Obama From Making Any Recess Appointments

Payback!

President Obama will not be able to make recess appointments over the week-long recess to commemorate Memorial Day, after Republicans forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to keep the chamber open for pro forma sessions every three days.

“President Obama has been packing federal agencies with left-wing ideologues, but thankfully he won’t be able to for at least the next week," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, said in a statement emailed to the Examiner. "The House will not be sending an adjournment resolution to the Senate, we will remain in pro forma session, and no controversial nominees will be allowed to circumvent the confirmation process during the break.”

...When Democrats took over Congress in 2007, Reid blocked Bush from making any recess appointments by holding such sessions, which could last as little as a few seconds, with the clerk opening the chamber and a Senator striking a gavel to close it.

You may remember some of Obama's greatest recess appointments....Craig Becker to the NLRB and Donald "The Rationer" Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


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