Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Administration faults GOP tactic of blocking presidential appointments

By Scott Wilson and Ed O'Keefe
The White House ramped up its criticism of Republican senators blocking presidential appointments Friday after the leader of the Senate complained that an Alabama member has placed a blanket hold on more than 70 administration nominees in order to secure funding for home-state projects.

"If that's not the poster child for how this town needs to change the way it works, I fear there won't be a greater example of silliness throughout the entire year of 2010," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. "It boggles the mind to hold up qualified nominees for positions that are needed to perform functions in a government because you didn't get two earmarks."

Sen. Richard Shelby's office said his concerns are rooted in the future of the KC-135 Air Force tanker fleet, a project that could generate thousands of jobs in Alabama.

Continue reading»

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 5, 2010; 12:31 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Capitol Briefing  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Judge wants ex-Edwards aide to bring sex tape to court
Next: New Palin e-mails reveal 'First Dude's' influence in Alaskan government

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company