About the Political Appointee Project

 

Since its inception in 2012, the Political Appointee Project has served as a valuable resource to those with a vested interest in the Presidential appointment process. With regards to the Political Appointee website, NAPA aims to identify the most important politically appointed positions in government, retain up to date information about the most recent political appointees, serve as a repository of profiles of key management positions in government, and provide insights to new political executives on the challenge of managing in government. This website is a byproduct of NAPA’s longstanding relationship with the Ernst and Young Initiative on Leadership and is also a component of NAPA’s larger Presidential Transition 2016 initiative.

HARRY REID MUSCLES NOMINEES THROUGH SENATE IN FINAL DAYS AS MAJORITY LEADER Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is using his last days at the helm of Congress' upper chamber to push through some of President Barack Obama’s most contested nominees. The list includes several nominees that will have no chance of getting a vote once Republicans take control of the Senate in January, such as surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy, deputy Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken and Sarah Saldana, Obama's pick to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Several judicial and executive branch nominees are also on the list. Click here for the full article from the Huffington Post (12/13/14).

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