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Biden’s empty posts are a national security problem

August 11, 2021

Quick out of the gate in filling non-confirmable positions and nominations, the Biden team has fallen far behind recent presidents in hiring for critical positions. Of nearly eight hundred appointments tracked by the Partnership for Public Service as of early August, only 115 have been confirmed by the Senate. Meanwhile, the administration has yet to even nominate personnel for at least 245 appointed positions. These include senior officials and ambassadors at the State Department as well as top national security officials at the Treasury Department.