Law­mak­ers ap­prove waiver for Mat­tis

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - NATION -

Congress passed a law Fri­day that will al­low re­tired Ma­rine Gen. James N. Mat­tis, Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s pick to lead the Pen­tagon, to serve in the job if he is con­firmed in the Se­nate.

The House voted 268-151 in fa­vor of a bill that en­ables Mat­tis to cir­cum­vent a law that re­quires de­fense sec­re­taries to be out of uni­form for at least seven years, a pro­vi­sion in­tended to guar­an­tee

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