Committee To Give General Mattis A Waiver To Allow A Non-Civilian To Head The Pentagon

January 12, 2017 C-SPAN News
The House Armed Services Committee met and voted down party lines 34-28 to pass a waiver that would allow retired Gen. James Mattis to become the next defense secretary. The law requires a defense secretary be removed from uniformed military service for at least seven years. Earlier, the Senate voted in favor of the waiver.

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