FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
Contact: Sarah Howe
PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE APPLAUDS HOUSE FOR PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION
WASHINGTON –Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement on the House passage of the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010 (S. 3196).
"The House of Representatives put partisanship aside and came through for the American people today by passing the Pre-election Presidential Transition Act.
We commend members on both sides of the aisle, especially Representatives Towns, Issa and Hoyer, for expediting House consideration of this important bill and sending it to the President for signature. This legislation paves the way for smooth presidential transitions in a post-9/11 world."
The Partnership called on Congress and the White House to make major fixes to the presidential transition process in its Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition report released in January 2010, and available at www.ourpublicservice.org. Report recommendations include starting the transition process earlier, making it more transparent so there is no longer a stigma on preparing, and reducing the number of Senate-confirmed politically appointed positions. The report also recommends that Congress and the White House agree on a calendar of appointments so 500 key officials are confirmed at the six month mark, rather than the current norm of over a year.
The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. Visit www.ourpublicservice.org for more information.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.