White House Remains Steadfast In Support Of Disability Council Nominee

30 Mar

Disability Scoop has a new article about the nomination of Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability.

Mr. Ne’eman’s appointment has been on hold in the Senate, as noted in a New York Times article and on this blog (and others).

“We are still behind Mr. Ne’eman and hope for a quick confirmation,” a senior White House official told Disability Scoop on Monday.

The appointment has the support of multiple disability advocacy groups. Again, from Disability Scoop:

Nonetheless, more than a dozen disability advocacy groups including the Autism Society of America, Easter Seals, Special Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities have expressed support for Ne’eman’s appointment.

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4 Responses to “White House Remains Steadfast In Support Of Disability Council Nominee”

  1. Nostrum March 30, 2010 at 16:30 #

    Good. He deserves it. He’ll do a fantastic job.

    We don’t know why there’s a hold on his nomination at this point, right? Right now there are people putting random holds on all sorts of things just to be obstructionists.

  2. Leila March 31, 2010 at 20:46 #

    Who exactly in the Senate has put the nomination on hold? It sounds like Autism Speaks lobbied against Ari, but I’m curious to see who is working against the nomination amongst the senators. Who do we write to in order to influence the congressmen’s opinions?

  3. brian March 31, 2010 at 22:47 #

    While any senator can place a hold on a nomination for essentially any reason, it’s not unreasonable to suspect that Senator Gillibrand may have been involved in this process.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/senator-gillibrand-suppor_b_160231.html

  4. Regan April 1, 2010 at 00:31 #

    I’m not sure how completely useful it is to “ID” a Senator, given that there are 100 of them and any one anonymously could have requested the hold either for direct reasons, or simply in the political atmosphere where many appointments are being stalled.

    I would suggest that if you want to write to “the” Senator, whoever that might be, to try and influence a change of heart or just to register your opinion which could also be useful should this come to confirmation, that writing to all the Senators (and the President for that matter) as represented constituents and concerned advocates might make sense.

    http://www.senate.gov/

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

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