recess appointment


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recess appointment

n.
A political appointment of a government official made by the US president while Congress is in recess.
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Pierluisi was named secretary of state, the next in line to be governor, in a recess appointment this week.
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WASHINGTON: President Trump has discussed with confidants and advisers in recent days the possibility of installing a new attorney general through a recess appointment if Jeff Sessions leaves the job, but he has been warned not to move to push him out because of the political and legal ramifications, according to people briefed on the conversations.
Paul said it would not be a good idea for Trump to appoint a secretary of State "who completely disagrees with him on this." Bolton, who became US ambassador to the UN during a recess appointment by the George W.
Eisenhower's recess appointment of Earl Warren as Chief Justice and
Continuing its battle against the CFPB, a small community bank in Texas filed a motion for summary judgement Monday seeking a declaration that the formation of the bureau and 2012 recess appointment of Director Richard Cordray was unconstitutional.
While the strategy began in the Senate, either chamber may stop the president from issuing a recess appointment. Article I, Section 5 requires that both chambers consent to any adjournment of more than three days.
On a blustery day in northeast Ohio in January 2012, President Obama announced the recess appointment of Richard Cordray, the former attorney general of Ohio, to the directorship of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Griffin held another recess appointment post that was invalidated, and is said to be an unpopular choice in the business community.