Forward Progress on Nominations

Senator Richard Burr
2017-08-04 12:20:18
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina id="content_main"> This week, the Senate Democrats ceased their blockade of the President�s key staff, allowing more than seventy nominees to move through the Senate. More individuals were confirmed to important posts across the federal government in one afternoon than in the previous six months � *combined. *Hopefully this is a sign of things to come so that we can let experienced individuals get to work in critical positions to serve the American people. � I was proud to have led hearings for a few of these individuals: David Glawe of Iowa, the new Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security, and Susan Gordon of Virginia, the new Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. These dedicated public servants have spent their lives working to protect their country, and I�m thankful for their willingness to serve their country yet again. � I am also humbled to see several former staff members going on to important positions throughout the administration. I am grateful for their work on behalf of North Carolinians, and I know they�ll bring the same dedication to all of the Americans they now serve. � The astonishing level of obstruction in the Senate has come to a brief lull, and I am encouraged to see Senators working together for the betterment of the American people. There are still many nominees that have been considered by their respective committees but have yet to be confirmed. When Congress returns, we should pick up right where we left off.�� [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/071217-ROS-327_2.jpg]
August 04, 2017

This week, the Senate Democrats ceased their blockade of the President�s key staff, allowing more than seventy nominees to move through the Senate. More individuals were confirmed to important posts across the federal government in one afternoon than in the previous six months � combined. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come so that we can let experienced individuals get to work in critical positions to serve the American people.

 

I was proud to have led hearings for a few of these individuals: David Glawe of Iowa, the new Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security, and Susan Gordon of Virginia, the new Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. These dedicated public servants have spent their lives working to protect their country, and I�m thankful for their willingness to serve their country yet again.

 

I am also humbled to see several former staff members going on to important positions throughout the administration. I am grateful for their work on behalf of North Carolinians, and I know they�ll bring the same dedication to all of the Americans they now serve.

 

The astonishing level of obstruction in the Senate has come to a brief lull, and I am encouraged to see Senators working together for the betterment of the American people. There are still many nominees that have been considered by their respective committees but have yet to be confirmed. When Congress returns, we should pick up right where we left off.  

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