Jan 01 2013With strong bipartisan support, the Senate passed S.679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, to reform the presidential nominating and Senate confirmation process. President Obama signed the bill into law on August 10, 2012. In addition to eliminating the Senate confirmation requirement for certain presidential appointments, the bill also called for the establishment of a Working Group to examine the feasibility and advisability of simplifying the paperwork required for executive nominations. That Working Group was directed to report its findings to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The report is posted below.
Report on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations Report of Working Group on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations Final.pdf (895.9 KBs)