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Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

The Senate has confirmed President Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin.  Austin’s nomination was confirmed by an overwhelming 93-2 margin, making him the first black Defense Secretary in U.S. history.  Austin commanded U.S. forces in the Middle East before retiring in 2016.  He was granted a special Congressional waiver that allows him… Read more »