We The People

We The People

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Waiver That Would Allow Mattis To Serve As Sec. Of Defense Earns Resounding Approval

Waiver That Would Allow Mattis To Serve As Sec. Of Defense Earns Resounding Approval:

"The nomination of Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense took two significant steps forward Thursday.

First, despite threats of revolt from House Democrats, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee easily approved a waiver that will allow Mattis to serve in the Cabinet. Because seven years had not passed since Mattis retired from active duty, he required a special waiver from Congress for his nomination to be approved, per a 1947 law. Mattis retired in 2013."