recess appointment

Definition of "recess appointment"
  1. A process where the president appoints an individual to a vacant position when the Senate isn't in session, with the understanding that this individual will need Senate validation later on
How to use "recess appointment" in a sentence
  1. The President made a recess appointment during the summer Senate break.
  2. The recess appointment was met with controversy due to the candidate's divisive views.
  3. The person appointed during the recess must still undergo Senate scrutiny after the recess ends.

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