Democrats try again to reform the vacancies act


Publish Date:
July 5, 2023
Government Executive
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“The current vacancies act needs to be amended — to settle ambiguities that have generated litigation and to encourage the use of the traditional appointments process of nominations and confirmations,” Anne Joseph O’Connell, law professor at Stanford University and an expert in the vacancies act, told Government Executive on Wednesday. “Rep. Porter’s bill does both…While I have different preferences on agency-specific succession provisions, I support this legislation.”

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