President Says Recess Appointments Could Come Soon

By February 9, 2010Labor Unions

In a media availability after meeting with Congressional leadership, President Obama protested the Senate’s lack of action in confirming his nominations, objecting especially to Senatorial holds. In the President’s short prepared statement before the Q&A he said:

If the Senate does not act — and I make this very clear — if the Senate does not act to confirm these nominees I will consider making several recess appointments during the upcoming recess, because we can’t afford to allow politics to stand in the way of well-functioning government.

He did not mention Craig Becker, the SEIU lawyer he nominated to the National Labor Relations Board, but we draw the inference.

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