GSA Chief confirmed after Missouri delays

The United States has gone more than a year without a General Services Administration Chief, until the Senate approved Martha N. Johnson’s confirmation by an overwhelming 94 – 2 majority on Thursday.

President Obama nominated her to head the GSA nearly 10 months ago; the Senate Homeland Security committee unanimously approved her soon after.

But her nomination became stuck in limbo when Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond used his ‘privilege’ to block any vote from taking place, as part of a dispute over a $125 million building project he wanted to bring to Kansas City, Mo.

Senators overrode his ‘privilege’ by a vote of 82 – 16; ironically after Kansas humiliated his state in college basketball by a score of 84-65.

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