Lawmaker Unveils Bill Targeting Recess Appointments

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 7:20 PM ET) -- Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., on Friday unveiled legislation that would freeze operations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board until the U.S. Senate confirms nominees for four positions that President Barack Obama appointed without Senate approval earlier this month.

Landry's bill — the Executive Appointment Reform Act — would preclude any recess appointed member of the NLRB from serving to constitute a quorum of the board and would prevent all CFPB regulations from becoming final until a director has been confirmed...
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