House Passes Bill Eliminating Senate Approval of Presidential AppointmentsQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|By a vote of 261-116, the House of Representatives passed a bill rewriting Article II of the Constitution and divesting the Senate of the power to accept or reject the appointment of many presidential nominees. Last year, the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 79-20, so it now goes to the desk of President Obama for his signature.|
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