Posts tagged Federal Vacancies Reform Act

    Kiley, Foxx Intro Bill to Keep Labor Secretary Role Temporary

    July 28, 2023 // "For the sake of job creators and working Americans, Biden must pull Su," she wrote. "Instead, he has stretched the law to bypass a Senate confirmation process. Par for the course for a president accustomed to flouting the law to get his way. I am pleased to support Rep. Kiley's bill to clarify federal law, putting an end to this administration's efforts to skirt the law at the expense of workers and job creators." H.R. 4957, the Department of Labor Succession Act, clarifies federal law to ensure that the tenure of an Acting Secretary of Labor aligns with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (Vacancies Act). On July 20, Su became the longest serving cabinet member.

    White House braces for legal challenges over acting labor secretary’s authority

    July 26, 2023 // “Congress has become relatively useless at reining in executive power,” Painter, now a University of Minnesota professor, said. “Democrats were furious about Trump raiding the defense budget without the permission of Congress. But then Biden did his $400 billion student loan deal, and Democrats didn’t say a word." "The parties just switch playbooks depending on whether their guy is in the White House or not," he added.

    Was This The Plan All Along?

    July 26, 2023 // Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, asked the Biden Administration Thursday to withdraw the nomination and warned that “(A)ny attempts to bypass the will of Congress, especially its constitutionally mandated advice and consent role, is unacceptable.” Su was the deputy labor secretary until her predecessor, Marty Walsh, left to take over the NHL players union, triggering her acting secretary status. Typically, under a law called the Vacancies Act, Su, who was nominated about four months ago, would have a 210-day time limit – for her, that’s mid-October – to her “acting” term. However, the Labor department has its own “succession statute” which states that the deputy becomes the acting secretary automatically and shall “perform the duties of the Secretary until a successor is appointed…” The labor statue has no time limit – confusion aspect one. The second issue is that Su’s nomination is still technically “pending” before the Senate.

    Is She? Can She? Should She? Julie Su Labor Secretary Confirmation Battle Takes New Twists

    July 10, 2023 // Finally, the latest news that Su literally ran the EDD into the ground – it has been determined by state Legislative Analyst’s Office to now be “structurally insolvent” while she was in charge has critics again calling for Biden to drop her nomination. “As a result of Julie Su’s historic unemployment insurance fraud and California’s budgetary mismanagement, state businesses are facing billions in tax hikes over the next several years,” said California’s-own Rep, Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin). “California’s EDD debacle and the incompetence tax small businesses are now forced to pay demonstrate that California’s policies are a warning to, rather than a model for, the nation. They also illustrate just how ill-advised Julie Su’s nomination for US Labor Secretary is.”