Manufacturing 'Czar' Frink Getting Recess Appointment

By John S. McClenahen Albert A. Frink Jr., a California carpet company executive, is one of 20 people who received Congressional recess appointments on July 30 from President George W. Bush. Frink was nominated on June 18 to be assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services, the government's so-called manufacturing czar, and had not been confirmed by the Senate before Congress left for its August recess. Unless confirmed by the Senate in the meantime, Frink will be able to serve only until the end of the current congressional session. The president also is giving a recess appointment to Deborah P. Majoras; she'll be chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

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