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Federal Eye Archive: Confirmation Hearings

Tips on how to fix the Senate confirmation process

Senators are expected soon to introduce legislation that would drop the confirmation process for about 400 federal agency nominees. While they're at it, some veteran observers of the process on Wednesday said the Senate should make other changes to how it confirms a president's nominees.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 2, 2011; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Landrieu explains why she's blocking Lew

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says her decision to block President Obama's pick to serve as White House budget director is "a last resort" after months of trying to convince his administration that a moratorium on deep-water oil drilling is a bad idea.

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 6, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Mary Landrieu to keep her hold on Jack Lew's OMB nomination

A swift confirmation of President Obama's choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appears unlikely as a Democratic senator said Tuesday she will maintain a hold on the nomination.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 29, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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GOP responds to Holder's judicial confirmation op-ed

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. warns that "The confirmation process is so twisted in knots that we are losing ground," as he implores the Senate to confirm federal judges before breaking for the November elections.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 28, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Mary Landrieu to block Jack Lew's nomination to serve as OMB chief

President Obama's pick to serve as head of the Office of Management and Budget looked headed for an easy Senate confirmation, until this afternoon, when Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) announced she plans to place a hold on the nomination until the Obama administration lifts a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 23, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Senate panel approves Jack Lew for OMB

President Obama's nominee to serve as budget chief is one step closer to confirmation, as the first of two Senate panels unanimously approved his nomination on Tuesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 21, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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OMB nominee Lew warns of 'critical' fiscal period, Ed O'Keefe , September 16, 2010
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GOP Holding Up Census Nominee, Ed O'Keefe , June 5, 2009
Nominee Promises Politics-Free Census, Ed O'Keefe , May 15, 2009
Vitter Lifts Objections to FEMA Nominee, Ed O'Keefe , May 12, 2009
Census Nominee's Hearing Moved Yet Again, Ed O'Keefe , May 11, 2009
Senate Panel Confirms John Berry , Ed O'Keefe , April 1, 2009
Suggested Questions for Kathleen Sebelius, Ed O'Keefe , March 31, 2009
Berry Sails Through Confirmation Hearing, Ed O'Keefe , March 26, 2009
Suggested Questions for Gary Locke, Ed O'Keefe , March 18, 2009
Cabinet Nominees Discuss the Rank and File, Ed O'Keefe , January 16, 2009
Suggested Questions for Janet Napolitano, Ed O'Keefe , January 15, 2009
Suggested Questions for Eric Holder, Ed O'Keefe , January 15, 2009
Suggested Questions for Eric Shinseki, Ed O'Keefe , January 14, 2009
Suggested Questions for Peter Orszag, Ed O'Keefe , January 14, 2009
Suggested Questions for Lisa P. Jackson, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Shaun Donovan, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Arne Duncan, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Hillary Clinton, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Steven Chu, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2009
Suggested Questions for Hilda Solis, Ed O'Keefe , January 9, 2009
Suggested Questions for Tom Daschle, Ed O'Keefe , January 8, 2009
 
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