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The status of Senate-confirmed positions

By Ed O'Keefe

As you can see in the graphic above (prepared by our graphics guru Karen Yourish), the Obama administration is not done filling the government's top appointed positions.

According to The Post's Head Count, which tracks the top 526 executive branch officials (excluding judges, ambassadors, prosecutors and federal marshals), the administration has filled 413, or 78.5 percent, of those jobs; 29 more nominees (5.5 percent) are pending Senate confirmation; and the White House has announced the nominations of five (1 percent) more people.

"That may be close to the high-water mark for this year in terms of filling positions," colleague Al Kamen writes today. "It could be tough to increase the percentage, given likely departures in the next five months and with the Senate now gone, back briefly in September, then in for a short lame-duck session after the election and then gone until the end of January."

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 11, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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If over the past two years The President has not found it necessary to even announce a possible nomination for a position, shouldn't that position be eliminated?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 11, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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