S. 679 (112th): Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011


Mar 30, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 10, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 10, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-166


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senior Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.

Summary (CRS)

8/10/2012--Public Law.Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 - Section2 - Eliminates the requirement of Senate approval (advice and consent) of specified presidentially-appointed positions in federal agencies and departments, ... Read more >


Mar 30, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 13, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 29, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jul 31, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 10, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 679”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (9D, 7R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 29, 2011 11:53 a.m.
Bill Passed 79/20
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jul 31, 2012 7:06 p.m.
Passed 261/116

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