Thursday, July 18, 2019

Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted by voice to favorably report the nomination of Dr. Mark Esper to be Secretary of Defense, as well as 1,231 pending military nominations in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, including General Mark A. Milley, to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nominations were immediately reported to the floor following the Committee’s action.

A final Senate confirmation vote for Esper is expected to take place early next week.