Re: Federal positions subject to Senate confirmation?
- I'm not sure where you could find such a list, but I read an article
saying that the Federal Reserve chairman must be nominated by the
President and confirmed by the Senate.
--- In email@example.com, Lawrence Kestenbaum
> Where could I find a complete historical list of federal positions
> are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate?the
> Obviously Cabinet members, federal judges, and ambassadors are on
> list, but there are others. Which others?have to
> The list has obviously changed over time. Did the Senate formerly
> approve the appointment of postmasters? I remember a brief littletook
> fooferaw about a quarter century ago when the head of the Office of
> Management and Budget was made subject to confirmation. Hmmm, that
> Congressional action, so presumably there is some statute thatlists them
> all. Or -- unfortunately more likely -- the confirmationrequirement is
> spattered all over the USCA, in all kinds of laws having to do withother
> Should the holders of such positions (subject to confirmation) be
> automatically included in The Political Graveyard?
> Lawrence Kestenbaum, polygon@p...
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- The list of confirmed positions is extensive. Besides 'Ambassadors' in generally includes the undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and general counsels of cabinet departments. Specifically, Postmaster General used to be a cabinet post, now the board of governors of the USPS are all appointed. In the past all 'First Class' Post Offices were also approved, now they are not. And that one meant that the Senators from a state actually got to name postmasters. (e.g. the senior New York Senator would name the NYC postmaster).
As for a list (incomplete since not all offices have opened up recently), you can use: <http://www.leadershipdirectories.com/fyb_nom.htm> for cabinet and <http://www.leadershipdirectories.com/fyb_nompt2.htm> for boards.
Good luck with the quest.
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