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The scandal-plagued Biden administration continues to create disasters and serious national security concerns that many Americans find extremely concerning.
In a new development, the Biden administration is violating federal law with multiple members of its administration.
A total of five Biden appointees have overstayed their welcome and continue to serve in roles past the expiration date of their temporary assignments. These members would require Senate approvals to remain in office.
The Government Accountability Office has sent five letters to Biden alerting him that his administration is violating the Federal Vacancies Reform Act.
There are set time limits for temporarily filling vacant positions in executive branch agencies. This process requires Senate confirmation.
Here are the 5 Biden officials:
1. Deidre Harrison, acting controller in the Office of Management and Budget. (Still in violation.)
2. Allison Randall, acting director of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. (Still in violation.)
3. Charlotte Dye, acting general counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. (Still in violation.)
4. Karen Freeman, Craig Hart and Ann Marie Yastishock, all served as assistant administrator of the Asia bureau in the U.S. Agency for International Development. (The Biden administration claims there’s no continuing violation because no one is currently using the “acting” title for this position.)
5. Tae Johnson, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (The Biden administration claims Johnson is no longer in violation due to a title change to “senior official performing the duties of director.”)
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The Office of Management and Budget responded to the GAO by claiming it is in compliance because the time clock restarts whenever a new president takes office.
“We respectfully disagree with GAO’s conclusion,” an OMB representative said, according to Government Executive.
“DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel concluded in a recent public opinion that, under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a change in administrations restarts the timing sequence for acting service in a position that was vacant on inauguration date.”
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However, GAO General Counsel Edda Emmanuelli Perez said the OMB is misinterpreting the law, which means the Biden administration is in breach.
“Past nominations may disadvantage a newly inaugurated president by limiting the acting service period in the new administration,” Perez said, as reported by Government Executive.