Presidential Commissions

Presidential Commissions

 

in the USA, auxiliary institutions created under the federal administration. Unlike various agencies and other bodies created by acts of Congress, the commissions are formed by the president, by virtue of his constitutional authority.

As a rule, the heads of presidential commissions are appointed by the president “with the advice and consent of the Senate.” A two-thirds majority of the Senate is required for confirmation of the president’s nominee. The practice of creating presidential commissions in the form of voluntary unpaid agencies that do not receive any funds from the federal budget but exist on funds from interested monopolistic companies is very widespread. Legally, presidential commissions are established by the delegation of individual powers of the president. There are administrative, semijudicial, informational, and investigative presidential commissions. Their activity receives practically no coordination or direction from the federal administration. Rather, they work in close contact with employers’ and other monopolistic organizations.

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The Presidential Commissions' Investigation Reports of Bond and Serious Frauds and Corruption are expected to be taken in Parliament on 8 February.
Nazarbayev's March 1997 decrees slashed Kazhegeldin's government by 50% with seven ministries dissolved and set up four presidential commissions crippling the PM's main functions.
This helped consolidate changes made under the 1997 decrees, which had marked a turning point in the Kazakh economic philosophy as policy lines and measures by presidential commissions reversed reform-related plans launched by Kazhegeldin's initial government.
We obviously do not buy into this and we reasonably suspect that this is just another ploy to frustrate this whole process and eventually stifle it just as they did with all the other presidential commissions," he said.
Presidential commissions & national security; the politics of damage control.
Yet, surprisingly little has been written about a third set of institutions in the delegation universe: presidential commissions.
We must move beyond dialogues and presidential commissions and commit ourselves to the personal relationships, institutional transformations, and social and political policies that move us from soft multiculturalism to a racially pluralistic democracy.
Could the administration have averted failure by paying closer attention to past presidential commissions? Does history suggest that there is a pattern to successful and unsuccessful commissions?
Nazarbayev's March 1997 decrees had slashed Kazhegeldin's government by 50% with seven ministries dissolved and set up four presidential commissions crippling the prime minister's main functions.
Nazarbayev's March decrees, which were the biggest political event in 1997, had slashed Kazhegeldin's government by 50% with seven ministries dissolved and set up four presidential commissions crippling the prime minister's main functions.

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