5:51 PM EDT
Jeff Landry, R-LA 3rd

Mr. LANDRY. Mr. Chairman, my amendment is simple. It prevents the misuse of recess appointments while preserving the Founders' intent by allowing the President to quickly make emergency recess appointments if the need arises.

I know this may surprise many Members, but current law actually prohibits the salaries of recess appointees, which was a law passed in 1863 that stayed on the books until 1940. It prohibited those who received recess appointments from being paid. Then some exceptions were made, and those exceptions basically took the intent of the law out. So these exceptions, these loopholes, are so broad that they make the prohibition against recess appointments useless, but the administration can always find

a way to make these recess appointments.

I reserve the balance of my time.