SecDef Nominee Waiver Passes House, Senate

Lloyd Austin
Credit: Biden-Harris transition team.
The House voted 326-78 and the Senate 69-27 on Jan. 21 to approve a waiver allowing U.S. Army Gen. (ret.) Lloyd Austin to serve as U.S. defense secretary. Austin, President Joe Biden’s pick for the post, requires a congressional waiver because law dictates that a military officer cannot become the...

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