The policy of the Republican party in Congress is to obstruct and delay any and all appointments to government bodies by the president. Dozens of judges recommended to serve on the bench to not serve the interests of Republicans and their allies in the business world. President Obama has been forced to make recess appointments since Republicans refuse to allow votes on confirmation. A Federal Court of Appeals decided the Obama appointments violated the Constitution. In other words, if a minority refuses to allow a majority to rule then the majority lacks the power to govern.
Welcome to modern day American democracy. Let big business rule supreme.