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Are Political Appointees the Problem with Federal Government?

August 16, 2021

After six months since taking office, President Joe Biden still has yet to appoint nominees to crucial positions within the federal government. The bipartisan Partnership for Public Service is currently tracking 800 government positions among the some 1,200 that require senate confirmation, and its recent tally found that eight are still awaiting formal nominations, while 237 positions have no Biden administration nominee. Currently, 206 are being considered by the senate, while just 127 have been confirmed by lawmakers.