Key fixes vital to safeguard our constitutional republic moving forward
Solution: Congress should narrow eligibility for who can hold unapproved “acting” posts. In a Lawfare blog, Paul Rosenzweig and Vishnu Kannan suggest current law be tweaked to limit such choices to those already serving in the specific departments or agencies involved, rather than rotating someone over from an unrelated department or agency. They also suggest denying salary to “acting” administrators after a set period. Few acting administrators will tolerate that situation for long.