Armed Services Comte Confirms Former Lobbyist

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to confirm William Lynn, a former defense lobbyist, as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Now Lynn's confirmation vote moves to the Senate floor where it's still unclear whether Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will oppose it by placing a hold on the nomination. Below see other confirmation votes.

William J. Lynn III to be Deputy Secretary of Defense;
Robert F. Hale to be Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer;

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