Senate Confirms Mattis And Kelly To National Security Posts, But Other Trump Cabinet Nominees Will Wait

Senate confirms Mattis and Kelly to national security posts, but other Trump Cabinet nominees will wait

President Donald Trump signs his first executive order in the Oval Office directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as Vice President Mike Pence swears in Gen. James Mattis and John Kelly. (Reuters)
The Senate confirmed the first of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Friday evening, his picks for two major national security posts, but the rest may have to wait days or weeks before they can officially join the new administration.
Retired Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Defense, won confirmation on a 98-1 vote shortly after 5 p.m., hours after …

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