President Obama “announced six recess appointments on Wednesday,” POLITICO reports.
In a statement, the White House said the positions "have been left vacant for an extended period of time." The appointments are:
James M. Cole, Nominee for Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Matthew J. Bryza, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Department of State
Norman L. Eisen, Nominee for Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Department of State
Robert Stephen Ford, Nominee for Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic, Department of State
Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr., Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, Department of State
William J. Boarman, Nominee for Public Printer of the United States