Senate panel approves Nielsen to lead DHS
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted 11 to 4 in favor of President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.
Democrats Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), Thomas R. Carper (Del.), Maggie Hassan (N.H.) and Gary Peters (Mich.) voted against Nielsen, a former DHS official who is the deputy White House chief of staff.
Nielsen, 45, a cybersecurity expert, served as chief of staff to John F. Kelly when he was DHS secretary from January to July. She is expected to face a full confirmation vote in the Senate in the coming weeks.