President Donald Trump, who has faced criticism for not filling key posts fast enough, nominated two deputy secretaries and made five administration appointments on Friday, the Washington Examiner reported.
David Bernhardt, a lawyer at Brownstein, Hyatt Farber and Schreck, was nominated for deputy secretary at the Department of the Interior, and Pamela Hughes, president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America's Families, was picked as deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the Examiner.
The website also said appointments were made at the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Washington Post noted this week that Trump's Cabinet secretaries were growing "exasperated" at how slowly the White House was moving to fill top-tier posts. It noted hundreds of key positions in the administration remained vacant.
The newspaper noted the open posts included deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, as well as chief financial officers, ambassadors and heads of smaller agencies.
But Trump does not plan to fill many of the open jobs because he is convinced the government is too big, the Examiner reported.
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