The White House on Wednesday withdrew the formal nomination of Andrew G. Biggs as deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
Biggs was temporarily appointed last year despite a key Democrat's objections.
In April, President George W. Bush used a recess appointment to place Biggs in the No. 2 Social Security Administration job on a temporary basis. Bush acted after Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., vowed his panel wouldn't consider Biggs's nomination because of his support for private investment accounts within Social Security.
Jan 24, 2008
Biggs Nomination Formally Withdrawn -- Who's Next?
From Dow Jones:
This would allow the President to nominate someone else for the Deputy Commissioner job, with a term to run until January 2013.