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Hice Votes to Advance General Mattis Waiver

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Washington, January 13, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representative passed S. 84, legislation which will provide an exception to a limitation against the appointment of a person as Secretary of Defense who is within seven years of having left active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces. Congressman Hice released the following statement after the passage of the legislation:

“As an intelligent and seasoned warrior, General James Mattis will serve our country with bravery and honor as Secretary of Defense. His decades of command experience and his fundamental understanding of civilian and military relations is unparalleled.  He is the best man for the job, and I’m proud to vote for S. 84, which clears the path for his confirmation. I’m confident in his ability to shape our Nation’s military strategy and foreign policy and renew U.S. leadership. I urge my Senate colleagues to confirm General Mattis immediately for the good of our warfighters, who serve and defend Americans here at home and around the world.”


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