7/28/2010 Introduced in House
7/30/2010 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 11 (Roll no. 502).
12/17/2010 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
12/22/2010 Resolving differences — House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
12/22/2010 Cleared for White House.
12/29/2010 Presented to President.
1/4/2011 Signed by President.
1/4/2011 Became Public Law No: 111-366 [Text, PDF]
Passed quickly in the Pelosi House. Stalled in the Senate until the Lame Duck session. Passed in the senate 8 days before Christmas, with an amendment. No conference committee. Pushed through the house 3 days before Christmas. Why another week between “Cleared for White House” and “Presented to President”? (Presented 2 days before New Year’s Eve). Signed by Obama after 111th Congress already over… 1/4/2001.
This was promoted as an accomplishment by the White House as follows:
Signed on January 04, 2011
Authority of Tax Court to Appoint Employees
But wait! That’s not the description of the bill! The bill was described as:
“Real Estate Jobs and Investment Act of 2010“
Bait and switch, eh?
So now, the ability has been given to the Obama regime to appoint Tax Court empolyees and not have to have them be confirmed by the Senate?
Always keep this in mind:
The threat of prosecution for tax fraud is the Kremlin’s weapon of choice against anyone who dares to challenge its hegemony.
Interesting, isn’t it?
I’m not a lawyer, but if I understand this correctly, this bill allows the Obama regime to appoint whoever they want to the Tax Court, and the Senate no longer has the power of confirmation to stop him.
Welcome to Russia.
Footnote: Remember this promise?
Transparency — President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history
(That page permantly archived here).