[JURIST] President Barack Obama signed into law the Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act [legislation, PDF] Friday, which permits some senior government positions to be filled by the President without requiring Senate confirmation. The bill exempts 170 minor executive posts and 2,800 posts in the US Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Officer Corps [official websites] from requiring congressional confirmation. The bill also lessens the paperwork requirement for any nominee, streamlining the application forms. The bill had...

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