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General News    H2'ed 6/8/19

Trump's Empty Cabinet~Cumulative Days Cabinet Positions were Vacant

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29 vacancies since Trump has been in office, 13 under Trump, 7 longest in comparable time-frame: 

EPA:  237 days between Pruitt and Wheeler

UN: 157 days since Haley left (Jonathan Cohen acting)

WH chief of staff: 157 days since Kelly left

Defense: 157 days since Mattis left (Trump's nominee: Patrick Shanahan)

Homeland Security: 131 days between Kelly and Nielsen (Kevin McAleenan currently acting) 

Veterans: 124 days between Shulkin and Wilkie 

Health and Human Services: 122 days between Price and Azar

longest vacancies overall: OMB: 465 days between Jack Lew and Sylvia Burwell under Barack Obama

UN: 385 days between Bill Richardson and Richard Holbrooke under Bill Clinton

Commerce: 370 days between John Bryson and Penny Pritzker under Obama

SBA: 357 days between James Sanders and James Abdnor under Ronald Reagan

Trade Rep: 340 days between Mickey Kantor and Charlene Barshefsky under Clinton

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