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There are more than 1,100 positions in the U.S. government that require a president's nomination and Senate approval. Only 42 of President Trump's nominees have been approved. Pictured: President Trump (center) at a White House Cabinet meeting in June. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
There are more than 1,100 positions in the U.S. government that require a president's nomination and Senate approval. Only 42 of President Trump's nominees have been approved. Pictured: President Trump (center) at a White House Cabinet meeting in June. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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There are more than 1,100 positions in the U.S. government that require a president's nomination and Senate approval. Only 43 of President Trump's nominees have been approved and more than 100 are awaiting confirmation.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Max Stier, president and CEO of Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan nonprofit that tracks political appointments and nominations, about the impact of so many open positions.

This segment aired on June 20, 2017.

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