Monday, May 21, 2007

Reid takes end run around recess appointments

By Libby

This one seems to be just a rumor and I'm a little skeptical after all the talk about the five day work week that never materialized on Capitol Hill but if this is true, good for Harry
We hear that over the long August vacation, when those types of summer hires are made, Reid will call the Senate into session just long enough to force the prez to send his nominees who need confirmation to the chamber. The talk is he will hold a quickie "pro forma" session every 10 days, tapping a local senator to run the hall. Senate workers and Republicans are miffed, but Reid is proving that he's the new sheriff in town.
I'll bet the Senate workers are miffed. It never occurred to me until just now that they probably get the same time off as the legislators -- with pay I assume. What a racquet. No wonder people want government jobs.

[thanks to Michael van der Galien for the link]

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