Legislation, Presidential & Congressional Politics/senate and their role

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What role does senate play in the appointment process?

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For most major government positions, including Judges, Ambassadors, and Department heads, the Constitution requires that the Senate give advise and consent to the President on all nominations.  In practice, this means the majority of the Senate must approve all Presidential nominees for major positions before that person can begin work.

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Michael Troy

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I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.

Experience

Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

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Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Publications
Washington Post
Washington Times

Education/Credentials
J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors
LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar

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