Toothless Law Lets White House Keep Jobs Vacant

From: E&E News

“More than halfway through President Trump’s first term, the Interior Department remains rife with key vacancies despite a federal law that suggests the agency should be hobbled by the lack of leadership. Instead, Interior hasn’t so much as slowed down as the administration presses ahead with its “energy dominance” agenda and regulatory rollbacks. Observers suggest that’s because the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) — passed to ensure that the executive branch would put forth nominees in a timely fashion rather than let key positions be filled with unvetted political appointees — is little more than a paper tiger.”

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