Rebecca Jones: Vacancies Act lacks teeth, needs reform

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The sudden departure of former Veterans Affairs Department Secretary David Shulkin revved up questions about the Vacancies Act. Did he quit or was he fired? How an administration can respond to a political opening depends on that question, and on how you interpret the Vacancies Act. For more on the Act, and why it might need reform, Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Project on Government Oversight policy associate Rebecca Jones for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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