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MONDAY August 25 - 31 2014: The Senate has no scheduled confirmation matters on its agenda and is unlikely to have any more confirmation matters under consideration until it returns from summer vacation on the 6th of September.

THE UNITED STATES SENATE HAS NO CONFIRMATION HEARINGS SCHEDULED TODAY. It is unlikely that there wll be more hearings scheduled until September 6th.

PRESIDENT'S NOMINATIONS TODAY and recent days: (These nominations require Senate confirmation.)

PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENTS TODAY and recent days: (These appointments take effect immediately without Senate confirmation.)



With the new year the center one of the opportunity to confirm a larger number of the President's nominations under the new agreements of the Senate leadership. This struggle has gone on throughout the President's five years in office. While confrontations have gone on since the beginning of the country on matters of confirmation, it has never been a more serious issue then at the present time. There are quiet negotiations going on over this issue during the recess. Whether or not this simplifies the process is yet to be seen. 1-4-14

The floor schedule for the United States Senate:This page is the official schedule for Senate meetings generally released late in the afternoon for the next day. It will show scheduled confirmation debates and votes - but the daily schedules often change as the Senate day continues so you may have to check in several times over the course of the day to remain current. Some information about prior day schedules may be posted on this same page.

Scheduled hearings of Senate Committees: This link connects you to the official scheduled hearings of the United State Senate Committees. This source provides information on all scheduled hearings for several days in advance, although it can change without notice during the course of any day. Hearings on nominations of the President on patronage positions are scheduled by committees with jurisdiction over the various sections of the US government.




May 10 2013 - LOOKING AT THE NEW SENATE: The so called "60 vote majority" where 60 individual Senators are required to overcome a filibuster makes management of confirmation matters very difficult.






This list of federal nominations and appointments which are presently open, or will open in the the next several months is published most business days. The list provides clear job descriptions, compensations, and the nomination process. Backup information - which can be enormous - is available as a part of the subscription on request. When possible, we try to determine the current status of any possible incumbent or pending nomination. There are something in the nature of 80,000 federal executive appointments, and it is not uncommon for about 20,000 of those to be completely open. E-mail for more information at: Director@Presidential-Appointments.org


Service to the United States as Presidential or Executive Agency appointee is an exciting and important experience. The selection process can be complex, and the time and costs investments are important to consider with experienced advisors. E-mail for more information at: Director@Presidential-Appointments.org


Our experience with Presidential appointments for fifty years has chronicled more and more participation in the appointment process by citizens groups, and recently, more attention from elected political party officials at all levels of government. This new appreciation of the appointment process comes from a growing awareness of the importance of citizen participation in government policy. It also reflects the greater influence the federal government has over mundane daily affairs of every community. E-mail for more information at: Director@Presidential-Appointments.org

Resumes of appointments are available at:

Resumes of Obama Appointments in 2011



Individual Senators from a state are given the specific opportunity to comment on Presidential federal judge nominations. If those comments are even slightly unfriendly - the nomination has very little chance of being confirmed. It becomes really complicated when there is a fight among the two Senators of a state over the nomination. That problem exists at the moment in some of the southern states where a nominee may be the wrong brand of conservative for the sitting Senators. 1-6-14.

White House

RECESS APPOINTMENT ISSUES: The President has been confronted by a number of lawsuits which seek to declare some appointments he made as recess appointments are unconstitutional. The issue is what constitutes the Senate being in recess - in other words the constitutional definition of "recess" in this case. Several courts have ruled against the President - although the case in in front of the Supreme Court at this point. The obvious effort by the White House is to shake loose confirmations in the Senate in the face of a major shutdown of government by the Republicans in an effort to make the President weaker. That strategy in general has been to force the stoppage of confirmations for purely political purposes by the GOP. That fight has now begun to get more forceful and serious - and more threatening to the general safety of the country. 5-22-2013 1:00 am.



Nominations and Appointments of the President of the United States - This page gives you appointments and nominations made in recent days

Current as of: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:04 PM


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     John Isaacson, page owner, graduated from Washington University Law School - He was involved in Missouri state politics as campaign manager for Governor and as state Republican Campaign Chairman in 1963-1964. Isaacson was an Air Force Intelligence Officer in Europe during the Berlin Crisis under John Kennedy - President Nixon appointed him to serve on the President's Commission for the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations, serving on the China Subcommittee which recommended the admission of China to the United Nations. His political experience includes meetings with Presidents Harry Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Ford. He enjoyed a long personal friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and Edna Gellhorn, the founder of The League of Women Voters. Isaacson has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Near and Far East.  He now lives in western Montana near the Rocky Mountain Continental Divide in Butte Montana, the "Richest Hill on Earth."



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