The Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act (S.679) was passed by the House of (non)Representatives this past Tuesday.
Didn't hear about it?
In a nutshell:
They passed a bill rewriting Article II of the Constitution and divesting the Senate of the power to accept or reject the appointment of many presidential nominees.
The bill takes effect 60 days from passing.Dozens of key management positions in the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Commerce, and Homeland Security (including the treasurer of the United States, the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, the director of the Office for Domestic Preparedness, and the assistant administrator of FEMA) will now be filled by presidential edict, without the need of the “advice and consent” of the Senate, a phrase specifically removed from the process in the text of the bill.
Read the rest here.
This is a not a drill.