05 Sep '17, 3pm

White House advances more defense, VA nominees

White House advances more defense, VA nominees

WASHINGTON — Now that Congress is back in town, White House officials are hopeful lawmakers will continue the same blitz of confirmations that they started just before summer recess. On Friday, the administration forwarded 42 nominations to the Senate, the longest list of would-be political appointees so far this year. The move gives the upper chamber a new slate of names for consideration after they finalized 77 nominees over three days at the start of August, more than doubling the number of confirmations approved so far in 2017. Among the new nominees are Thomas Modly to be under secretary of the Navy, Dean Winslow to be an assistant defense secretary for health affairs, Robert Behler to be the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation, and Randy Reeves to be under secretary of memorial affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. President Donald Trump h...

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