Women’s groups release a statement on the White House’s recess appointment of Ellen Sauerbrey to head the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Exercising his prerogative to act without Senate confirmation when Congress is not in session, President Bush has appointed Ellen Sauerbrey to be Assistant Secretary of State for Refugees, Population, and Migration to serve until the end of 2006.  Forgoing further efforts to gain Congressional approval for a faltering nomination, the White House has resorted to a recess appointment, a tactic used only in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

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