Tag: Senate
Court of Appeals Holds Obama Exceeded Authority on Recess Appointments

The Constitution allows presidents to fill certain vacancies temporarily when the Senate is out of session–a recess appointment. “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.” While in office, Obama has made about…
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Why is the Senate in the Tourism Business?

The Senate yesterday voted to charge international travelers a $10 fee to help pay for a new nonprofit corporation that would promote tourism in the United States. See here. A reasonable person could be forgiven for wondering why the Senate is even bothering with such minutiae, as well as questioning the economic wisdom of…
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Bummer Day for California Women Politicos

The U.S. Senate has been termed “The Most Exclusive Club,” and with good reason: the power and benefits are enormous. Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is again in a spotlight for the benefits that have accrued to her husband from her access to such power: On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen….
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