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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Republican majority in the US Senate will seek to confirm Acting Secretary of Defence Mark Esper permanently in his position before recessing for the August summer break, Senate Majority Leader Mike McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
“We really need a confirmed secretary of defence at the earliest possible time,” McConnell said. “I am hopeful and optimistic we'll be able to do that before the August recess … I do think there's enough time to do it.”
President Donald Trump nominated Esper, previously his secretary of the Army, to be the next defence secretary