Bibiana Boerio nomination to be the Director of the U.S. Mint was returned by the Senate.
The U.S. Mint
continues to be without a permanent director and the prospects for a director being appointed any time soon does not look promising. During the opening session of the Senate on January 3, 2013, the Senate moved under unanimous consent to return the nomination of Bibiana Boerio
to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate. This rule states that nominations not acted upon during the session are returned to the President. Since Boerio’s nomination was not acted upon during the 112th congress, the Senate is required to return the nomination.
President Obama has the option of resubmitting any nominations. Thus far, the president has not re-sent Boerio or any other nomination for Director of the U.S. Mint to the Senate for confirmation during the 113th congress.
The U.S. Mint has been without a permanent director since the resignation of Edmund Moy in January 2011. Since his resignation, the U.S. Mint has been lead by the Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios with day-to-day operations being lead by Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson as Acting Director.
Image courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.