Senate panel approves Nielsen as head of DHS
A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination 11-4 on Tuesday. The panel’s chairman, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, says the full Senate could vote on Nielsen’s nomination by the end of November.
Nielsen is a former staffer at DHS who now serves as deputy White House chief of staff.