USA: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th February 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of vacancies in leadership positions in the government of the United States requiring Senate confirmation and the number of leadership positions filled by officials serving in an acting capacity is having any detrimental impact on UK–US bilateral initiatives and joint activities.

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We understand that there are a number of nominees for positions in the US Administration still awaiting Senate confirmation. Many of those are currently filled by other individuals in an acting capacity. We have close working relationships with these individuals. Additionally, we are in regular contact with US and British government counterparts across the breadth of our relationship.

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