REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. President Barack Obama (L) smiles as he departs after announcing his nomination of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez (R) as his next labor secretary, at the White House in Washington, March 18, 2013.
Easy Solutions for a Still-Broken Political Appointments Process
February 20, 2014,
Despite the Senate's decision in November 2013 to eliminate most filibusters on executive branch nominees, many appointed positions in the Obama administration remain vacant. In this post, Korin Davis revisits recommendations for reforming the appointments process by E.J. Dionne and William Galston, and explains why they are still all too relevant.