Congress Prepares for Mattis Confirmation Hearings

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:19am

Military Times reports that “for the last six weeks, much of the military conversation on Capitol Hill has surrounded the nomination of former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to become the next Secretary of Defense.”

“This week, Mattis will get his turn to talk.”

“The confirmation hearing for the 66-year-old former head of U.S. Central Command is set for Thursday, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. It’s one of seven Cabinet nominee hearings scheduled for this week, including former Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security and Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to become secretary of State.”