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January 14, 2017
House GOP sabotages civilian control of Defense Department
Politico - The House on Friday approved a waiver that would allow retired Marine
Gen. James Mattis to serve as defense secretary, sending the measure to
the White House. The vote was 268-151. Only 36 Democrats supported the bill. Congress’ swift approval of the waiver [was] needed to exempt Mattis from a federal law requiring military officers to wait seven years before serving as Defense secretary.