The Coastal Packet: Collins boosts Sessions, now King helps Mattis

Wednesday, January 11

Collins boosts Sessions, now King helps Mattis

Maine Public Broadcasting - Maine Sen. Angus King announced that he will support legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serves as secretary of defense. A key hurdle facing the retired general in his nomination to the post is that current law requires a general or admiral to be out of the military for at least seven years before being eligible to serve in the position. Both the House and Senate need to pass legislation to allow Mattis to serve. That will require at least 60 votes in the Senate. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee,

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