03 Aug '17, 6pm

New Navy secretary, 7 other DoD officials confirmed by Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 1 confirmed eight Department of Defense nominees, providing a sizable staffing boost to the Pentagon after a protracted congressional stalemate. Among those confirmed by a voice vote after Senate Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement were Richard Spencer, the new Navy secretary; Ellen Lord, the new under secretary of defense for acquisition; and Lucian Niemeyer and Robert Hood, both assistant secretaries of defense. The move immediately doubles the number of Senate-confirmed nominees for the Pentagon, which saw only seven other defense officials successfully navigate the process since January. They had been slowed by Senate Democrats using parliamentary tactics against nearly all of President Donald Trump’s nominees, in protest of Senate Republicans’ handling of the recent health care debate. With that issue sidelined for now and a ...

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