2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 3 Apr 2005 23:10:20 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Bush "recess appoints" BRAC commission
Bush appoints base closings commission

Associated Press
April 2, 2005

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, brushing aside a stall tactic by Sen.
Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, appointed the nine-member commission that
will determine military bases closings without waiting for Senate confirmation.

Bush made the appointments while the Senate was in recess, the White
House announced Friday night. The recess appointments prevent delays as
the commission prepares to make the first round of base closings in a decade.

Before it left for its spring recess the full Senate had been expected
to vote on the nomination of Anthony J. Principi, former secretary of
veterans affairs, as chairman of the Defense Base Closure and
Realignment Commission. The other commissioners, nominated by Bush on
March 15, also required Senate confirmation.


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