Senate approves Mattis to lead Pentagon, first Trump cabinet member | Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed the first member of President Donald Trump's cabinet, voting overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.As voting continued, the vote was 70-0 to confirm Mattis.

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Published Date: Jan 21, 2017 04:32 AM | Updated Date: Jan 21, 2017 04:32 AM

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