And five nominees to the Legal Services Corporation, who will also escape having to go through public hearings.
Here's a news release from Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the ranking Republican on the HELP committee, from September 18, 2007, "Enzi Says Legal Services Corporation Oversight Must be Strengthened, Better Management Needed."
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today said that a new report by the General Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) needs additional governance and accountability measures to ensure effective board oversight.
With respect, wouldn't a confirmation hearing be one example of oversight and accountablity?
Edited a bit at 4 p.m. for clarity.