SENATE PANEL APPROVES NOMINEES TO HELP FILL FED The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved the nominations of Stanley Fischer and Lael Brainard to join the Federal Reserve’s depleted board, and it approved the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to a new term. Click here for the article from the New York Times (4/29/14).
WHITE HOUSE STEPS UP EFFORT TO CONFIRM FEDERAL JUDGES With the possibility that Republicans could take the Senate in November, the White House and Senate Democrats are working swiftly to confirm judges to the federal courts in an effort to leave a lasting liberal imprint on the judiciary. Click here to read this article from the New York Times (4/29/14).
ONCE CONFIDENTIAL AMBASSADOR NOMINEE DOCUMENTS TO GO PUBLIC The Obama administration, criticized in recent months for ambassadorial nominees lacking in knowledge of the countries in which they were to serve, has agreed to start posting nominees’ credentials for the jobs online. Click here to read the article from the Washington Post (4/4/14).