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   No recess appointments for Obama over Memorial Day break

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5/26/2011 6:55 pm

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Philip Klein

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Entered 5/27/2011, Updated 5/27/2011

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President Obama will not be able to make recess appointments over the week-long break to commemorate Memorial Day, after Republicans forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to keep the chamber open for pro forma sessions every three days. “President Obama has been packing federal agencies with left-wing ideologues, but thankfully he won’t be able to for at least the next week," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, said in a statement emailed to the Examiner. "The House will not be sending an adjournment resolution to the Senate, we will remain in pro forma session, and no controversial nominees will be allowed to circumvent the confirmation process during the break.” On Wednesday, Sens. DeMint and David Vitter, R-La., along with 18 other Republican Senators, sent a letter to House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Oh., calling on the House to block President Obama from making any recess appointments. Under the U.S. Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn unless a majority in both chambers agrees to it.


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