Unfunded Federal Government Still Has Several Vacant Leadership Positions

President Donald Trump holds up a letter he says is from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington.
President Donald Trump holds up a letter he says is from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo
President Donald Trump holds up a letter he says is from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington.
President Donald Trump holds up a letter he says is from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo

Unfunded Federal Government Still Has Several Vacant Leadership Positions

Steve Clemons is Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic and editor of AtlanticLive, and he’s been paying close attention to how the partial government shutdown has begun to affect more people at home and abroad. Today, leaders of a new Democratic congress met again at the White House to discuss any possible compromise. Meanwhile, President Trump has been checking in with his cabinet officials to check-in on the shutdown, but the heads of several departments have quit or been fired in recent months.