Senate slows Biden’s record-breaking staffing efforts

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“On day one, President Biden broke modern records by filling more than a third of the roughly 3,000 political posts across the federal government that do not require Senate confirmation. But for the administration’s 1,250 political appointees that do require Senate approval, it has been slow going.

That means many of the lower-rung appointees will likely have to wait. Political appointees often bring their own staff with them, noted Kyla Bennett, a director with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”

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