Senators have gone into recess before the midterm elections without holding a full chamber vote on several of President Barack Obama’s high-level appointees, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
Emily Kopp writes Carolyn Colvin awaits confirmation to serve as the Social Security Administration commissioner on a full-time basis after receiving backing from the Senate Finance Committee last week.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) put a hold on the nomination of Nani Coloretti as deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, pending an inquiry into HUD’s hiring practices, according to the station.
Michael Carroll and Sharon Block are also awaiting Senate approval to be inspector general of the U.S. Agency for International Development and a National Labor Relations Board member, respectively.
Kopp reports that last week, Rhea Suh withdrew her nomination for the assistant secretary role at the Fish and Wildlife Service and Debo Adegbile withdrew his name from consideration as U.S. assitant attorney general for civil rights.