President Obama Renominates Public Printer Bill Boarman
WASHINGTON, DC—Jan. 27, 2011—President Barack Obama has sent the renomination of Public Printer William J. “Bill” Boarman to the U.S. Senate. The President appointed Boarman on Dec. 29, 2010, during a recess of the Senate. Boarman has been serving as the CEO of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) since Jan. 3, 2011. He is the 26th Public Printer of the United States.
A recess appointment expires at the end of the Senate’s next session or when an individual (either the recess appointee or someone else) is nominated, confirmed and permanently appointed to the position, whichever occurs first. In practice, this means that a recess appointment could last for almost two years.
The President originally nominated Boarman to be Public Printer on April 19, 2010. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a confirmation hearing in May, and Boarman’s nomination was reported favorably to the full Senate in July.
“I am honored by the confidence President Obama has placed in me to lead this essential agency of our Government,” said Public Printer Boarman, “and I look forward to working with the Senate in the confirmation process. Since being sworn into office earlier this month, I’ve deeply appreciated the support and warm welcome of GPO’s dedicated and talented employees, and I have been reaching out to Congress, Federal agencies, depository libraries, and other members of the Government information community to ensure that we carry out GPO’s statutory mandate efficiently and effectively, in the best interest of the public we serve.”
About the U.S. Government Printing Office
With 2,300 employees, GPO is the Federal Government’s primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published U.S. Government information in all its forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO makes Government information available at no cost to the public through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.
Source: Press release.