Appointment Power

Some articles on power, appointments, appointment:

Appointments Clause Of The United States Constitution - Appointments Clause Aspects - Background and General Aspects
... In the federal government of the United States, "advice and consent" is a power of the United States Senate — in this instance, the power to approve appointments ... This term is then used again, to describe the Senate's role in the appointment of public officials, immediately after describing the President's duty to nominate such officials ... has developed into the unification of the "advice" portion of the power with the "consent" portion, although several Presidents have consulted informally with Senators over ...

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