Filling Key Administration Posts

Senator Richard Burr
2017-07-20 15:11:23
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina id="content_main"> Every president should have the opportunity to fill his or her administration with the people they choose. From positions in agencies across the federal government to vital national security posts, presidents have the right�to pick their teams. � At the current rate of obstruction, it would take 11 years and 4 months to fill out President Trump's administration. That would be towards the end of a *third* term, which isn't even possible. � That's why I am pleased to have held confirmation hearings for three vital national security and intelligence posts this week in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. As Chairman, I presided over the vetting of Mr. Robert Storch to be the Inspector General of the National Security Agency, Ms. Isabel Patelunas to be the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, and Ms. Susan Gordon to be the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. � These individuals will serve important roles in protecting our nation's security, and most of their work will go unnoticed and without thanks. You can read more about the hearing in USA Today here [link 1]. I applaud their commitment to their country and thank them for their willingness to serve. � Now we only have a few hundred more nominees to go... id="content_right_sidebar"> Is 11 years and 4 months too long to fill all necessary nominations of a Presidential Administration?[survey]
July 20, 2017

Every president should have the opportunity to fill his or her administration with the people they choose. From positions in agencies across the federal government to vital national security posts, presidents have the right to pick their teams.

 

At the current rate of obstruction, it would take 11 years and 4 months to fill out President Trump's administration. That would be towards the end of a third term, which isn't even possible.

 

That's why I am pleased to have held confirmation hearings for three vital national security and intelligence posts this week in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. As Chairman, I presided over the vetting of Mr. Robert Storch to be the Inspector General of the National Security Agency, Ms. Isabel Patelunas to be the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, and Ms. Susan Gordon to be the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

 

These individuals will serve important roles in protecting our nation's security, and most of their work will go unnoticed and without thanks. You can read more about the hearing in USA Today here. I applaud their commitment to their country and thank them for their willingness to serve.

 

Now we only have a few hundred more nominees to go...

Is 11 years and 4 months too long to fill all necessary nominations of a Presidential Administration?

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