Congress approves waiver for retired Marine Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

<p>James Mattis at Senate confirmation hearing • January 12th, 2017</p>

The House voted 268-151 in favor of a bill that enables Mattis to circumvent a law that requires defense secretaries to be out of uniform for at least seven years

 

Congress approves waiver for retired Marine Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a law Friday that will allow retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon, to serve in the job if he is confirmed in the Senate. The House voted 268-151 in favor of a bill that enables Mattis to circumvent a law that requires defense secretaries…

 

 



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