Molasses Pace on Appointments

Not all the President's men—and fewer women—are in place

The logjam on appointments to key State Department positions began to break last week. By votes of 16 to 0, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved President Reagan's nomination of Myer Rashish as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs and Chester Crocker and Robert Hormats as Assistant Secretaries for African Affairs and for Economic and Business Affairs. Hearings on three more assistant secretaries will be held this week, and they too are now certain of approval.

Hearings on the nominations had been held up for weeks because...

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