Senator Gillibrand on Defense Secretary Waiver

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke against a waiver for General James Mattis (Retired) to serve as Defense secretary in the Trump… read more

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke against a waiver for General James Mattis (Retired) to serve as Defense secretary in the Trump administration. The Senate voted 81 to 17 to pass the waiver. The House was expected to vote on the waiver the next day. General Mattis still needed to be confirmed. The retired general needed an exception to a law that says the person serving as Pentagon chief has to have been out of the military for at least seven years. close

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Senator Gillibrand on Defense Secretary Waiver

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Program ID:
421743-2
Category:
Senate Highlight
Format:
Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 2017 | 5:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 2017 | 2:31am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 12, 2017 | 5:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2017 | 8:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2017 | 2:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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