Tell your lawmaker: approve the amazing, copyfighting, surveillance-hating new Librarian of Congress!


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So why does the president nominate the Librarian of Congress? It’s not part of the executive branch.


For the same reason they appoint Supreme Court justices? (I’d have to go digging to be honest, but I assume it’s in the Constitution somewhere.)


From, Article 2 Section II.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate,
to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;
and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the
Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls,
Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United
States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and
which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the
Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the
President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

read the whole thing here.


Yeah, but how are her shushing skills?


Whether the LoC is administrative or legislative is actually a hotly contested issue. Most of my LoC contacts believe they work for the administration.


When I was there they were VERY clear that you were part of the legislative branch. Which means that the jobs are EXCEPTED SERVICE rather than COMPETITIVE SERVICE.

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