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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:39 PM

Question about recess appointments and pro forma sessions

Was trying to sort out if we really can block the nominations

If the Republicans declare a formal recess, can Trump recess appoint his cronies?

In other words, can a pro forma session be held during an official recess?

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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:45 PM

1. democrats, being in the minority, can't call a session.

so if republicans put the senate into recess, donnie can make recess appointments.

on the other hand, republicans have a majority, so they can just confirm regular appointments outright over democratic objections.

democrats can filibuster supreme court nominees, though only until republicans nuke that.

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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:58 PM

2. That's what I was afraid of

I wasn't thinking in terms of SCOTUS, I was thinking cabinet.

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