Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black. Senate votes to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense Jan. 22, 2021 02:11 Jan. 22, 2021, 4:07 PM UTC / Updated Jan. 22, 2021, 11:51 PM UT
The Senate confirmed Lloyd J. Austin III as Defense secretary Friday, putting the first Black American in charge of the Pentagon by a nearly unanimous vote of 93 to 2. Austin, a retired four-star Army general who commanded U.S. forces in the Middle East, becomes the second member of President Biden's Cabinet to be approved by the Senate The Senate Friday overwhelmingly approved former Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense, giving President Biden a key member for his national security team. The final vote was 93-2
Lloyd James Austin III, född 8 augusti 1953 i Mobile, Alabama, är en sedan 2016 pensionerad amerikansk general.Austin var under president Obama den högste militärt ansvarige för den USA-ledda koalitionen i Irak.  I december 2020 nominerades Lloyd Austin av den tillträdande presidenten, Joe Biden, som förstahandsval till försvarsminister Lloyd J. Austin III is the secretary of defense in the Biden administration.The Senate confirmed Austin on January 22, 2021, by a vote of 93-2, making him the first Black secretary of defense in U.S. history Former U.S. Central Command leader Lloyd Austin was confirmed Friday as the next defense secretary, a historic vote that makes him the nation's first Black chief of the Pentagon General Lloyd Austin is not the man for the job General Austin has served his country admirably in combat and as a military officer. However, a cursory look at his record makes clear that the case for issuing a 'waiver' for Austin is not warranted. Lack of experience in great power competition and in civilian policy debates Gen. Lloyd Austin Leading 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings By One Vote, General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic Remains in Second Place; Voting Ends on Friday, April 30t
AUSTIN'S BIG DAY: President-elect Joe Biden's decision to nominate a retired four-star general to a job that by law must be filled by a civilian who has been out of uniform for at least seven. . Austin III was swiftly sworn in as secretary of defense on Friday, filling a senior national security position in President Biden's cabinet, one briefly threatened by. transcript. General Austin Becomes First Black Defense Secretary in U.S. History The Senate confirmed Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as defense secretary in a 93-2 vote, filling a critical national. The House will vote Thursday on a waiver to allow retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as President-elect Joe Biden's Defense secretary as Democrats move to get him on the job as soon as possible The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 8:21 p.m. 6 record votes were taken. Floor Activity; Daily Digest (latest issue) Congressional Record (latest issue, PDF) Tentative Floor Schedule; Scheduled Hearings Wednesday, May. 26, 2021. Environment and Public Works. 9:45 AM — SR-301; Appropriation
Several Democratic senators say they will vote against granting a waiver for Lloyd Austin. President-elect Joe Biden has said he'll nominate the retired Army general officer, who fought in Iraq and oversaw all military missions in the Middle East, to lead the Pentagon. Austin retired in 2016 The US Senate on Friday confirmed Joe Biden's nominee, Lloyd Austin, to serve as the secretary of defense, making the retired four-star army officer the first African American to lead the Pentagon That means Lloyd Austin, the former Army four-star general and head of U.S. Central Command, could be confirmed as the military's new leader and the first Black defense secretary as early as Friday
The Senate on Friday voted to confirm retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden's secretary of defense. In a 93-2 vote, the upper chamber confirmed Austin to serve as the first Black. The Senate on Friday confirmed President Biden's defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, in a big bipartisan vote, marking the first time an African American will lead the Pentagon in U.S. history The U.S. Senate on Friday voted to confirm retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden's defense secretary, making him the first Black American to serve in the role Today, beginning at 10AM Eastern, the US Senate will deliberate and hold a vote on whether to confirm retired four-star General Lloyd Austin to the position of Secretary of Defense. The Senate had previously held a committee hearing for Austin on January 19th, and both the House and Senate had voted to provide a waiver for him to take on the role, as he had only left active service less than. Lloyd Austin Isn't Who You Think He Is The silent general has never been very quiet on policy. That's exactly why Biden picked him as defense secretary—and why Washington's foreign.
Before Lloyd Austin was President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of defense, he spent three years under President Barack Obama running America's military operations in the Middle East. As the head of U.S. Central Command, the busiest of the Pentagon's 11 sprawling combatant commands, Austin oversaw U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and its partners as they waged a brutal military. The Senate confirmed Lloyd J. Austin III as Defense secretary Friday, putting the first Black American in charge of the Pentagon by a nearly unanimous vote of 93 to 2 . Austin III was swiftly sworn in as secretary of defense Friday, filling a senior national security position in President Joe Biden's Cabinet, one briefly threatened by.
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Biden administration's choice to be secretary of defense, listens during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, is President Joe Biden's pick for secretary of defense. On Thursday, both houses of Congress voted to approve a waiver for him to be considered for confirmation since he has been retired for only four years, not the required seven. Now the Senate must vote on the actual confirmation WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following his vote to confirm retried General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. Senator Rick Scott said, I voted today to confirm General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. I worked with General Austin at MacDill Air Force Base when I was Governor of Florida, and.
Why Congress Gave Lloyd Austin a Pass made precisely this argument on Monday in a letter urging colleagues to vote for a waiver.) This is especially true since Austin,. US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black secretary of defense 93-2 vote comes despite prohibition on recently retired military officers overseeing Pentagon; Biden expected to win approval. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Holding First Place in 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings; Voting Closes on April 30th. William McCormick April 22, 2021 News, Wash10 Ahead of the vote, Austin was reaching out to top House and Senate lawmakers who would need to agree to pass the legislation to grant the waiver. After this week's nomination hearing, I am very confident that Lloyd Austin will be a strong capable civilian leader for the Pentagon at this critical time, Inhofe remarked
Topline. The Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday advanced President Joe Biden's historic nominee for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, and also approved a requisite waiver that will allow. The Senate on Friday voted to confirm retired four-star Army general Lloyd Austin as the next Pentagon chief, making him the first Black secretary of defense in U.S. history.. The Senate approved. Lloyd Austin Confirmed As 1st Black Pentagon Chief In U.S. History : President Biden Takes Office Austin's near-unanimous confirmation came despite concerns raised on both sides of the aisle that. Members of Congress voted to grant Lloyd Austin a waiver to lead the Pentagon despite being out of uniform for less than the seven years required by law, setting the stage for him to be confirmed. General Lloyd J. Austin III was confirmed as defense secretary in and 93-2 vote on Friday
Lloyd Austin, a retired Army general, needs the congressional waiver to serve; Warren also voted against a waiver for Trump pick retired Gen. Jim Mattis. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, then-commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq, appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee in February 2011
Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, Duckworth, a former Army National Guard helicopter pilot who lost both legs when she was shot down in Iraq in 2004, voted in favour of confirming Austin,. Joe Biden's appointment of Lloyd Austin as defense secretary will be a test for Democrats who opposed signing another waiver Posted 1 h hour ago Thu Thursday 10 Dec December 2020 at 6:32am. Vi skulle vilja visa dig en beskrivning här men webbplatsen du tittar på tillåter inte detta King Votes to Confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), voted to confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense; the nomination was approved by a vote of 93 to 2
Washington - Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the. WASHINGTON: Lloyd Austin arrived at the Pentagon just after noon today, minutes after the Senate confirmed him as the 28th Secretary of Defense by an overwhelming 93-2 vote Mr. Austin has been received favorably among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and is expected to be confirmed following a Senate vote. If confirmed, Mr. Austin would make history as the first.
Today, beginning at 10AM Eastern, the US Senate will deliberate and hold a vote on whether to confirm retired four-star General Lloyd Austin to the position of Secretary of Defense. The Senate had previously held a committee hearing for Austin on January 19th, and both the House and Senate had voted to provide a waiver for him to take on the role, as he had only left active service less than. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he is open to changing the way the military handles sexual assault. Above, Austin speaks during the 2021 West Point Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2021, in. Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history. The Senate approved President Biden's nomination for Pentagon chief in a near-unanimous 93-2 vote Friday The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to grant retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin a waiver to serve as the secretary of defense, overriding a law prohibiting commissioned military officers from leading the Department of Defense for at least seven years after retiring from the service. The Senate will now vote on the waiver, and if it passes, a final confirmation vote will be held The US Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, in a landslide vote on Friday, making him the first black person ever to run the Pentagon and oversee the country's military
Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden's nominee for defense secretary, is also listed as one of the firm's 'DC Partners.' At the time General Austin joined the firm, Pine Island said he was already fully engaged, working with us on new investments, bringing his experience and judgment to our portfolio companies , which include InVeris Training Solutions, which provides virtual. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday hit back against criticism that increasing diversity in the military's ranks would weaken security, in a wide-ranging CNN interview.Driving the news: The Army said it had to disable comments on a recent recruiting ad that featured stories from real soldiers — including immigrants and one recruit with two moms — after backlash emerged from. On Friday, the Senate voted to confirm retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, as President Joe Biden's pick to serve as Secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed Austin on a vote of 93 - 2, making him the next secretary of defense. With his confirmation, Austin becomes the first black secretary of defense. The vote on Friday morning came after the Senate approved a waiver, already passed in the. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is a man of honor who served admirably in the Army for over four decades, which is why I was surprised with what he said to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Ganz on Sunday. Lloyd Austin Israel. Today, I was tremendously pleased with our discussion on a number of security issues, which are important to our two countries Congress approved the waiver needed for Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden's defense secretary, a key step toward making the retired Army general the first Black leader of the Pentagon. The House voted 326-78 on Thursday to pass the waiver exempting Austin, who..
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pushed back against claims that the U.S. military is soft in an interview with CNN on Memorial Day. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has recently mocked the United States. Squad Splits on Capitol Police Funding, Letting Bill Pass by One Vote Three progressive Democrats voted no on $1.9 billion in funding for the Capitol Police, while AOC, Jamaal Bowman, and Rashida. Dem Sen. Duckworth: I Will Support Gen. Lloyd Austin, But 'I Will Not Vote for the Waiver I will tell you though that General Austin is an excellent officer, well-tested, very capable of leading the Department of Defense and I think he will be an excellent secretary of defense This post has been updated to reflect the Senate's passage of the waiver for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin. The House and Senate on Thursday both voted to pass legislation granting a waiver for.
The US Senate confirmed retired general Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense Friday, the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to lead the Pentagon. Austin sailed through with overwhelming support from both Biden's Democrats and opposition Republicans, who voted 93-2 in his favor Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin used a Memorial Day interview to hit back at Ted Cruz's claim the US military is turning 'woke' and soldiers are becoming 'pansies'.. Austin told CNN the US military. Congress approves waiver for Lloyd Austin to become defense secretary Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a retired army general, answers questions during his confirmation before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington Retired General Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Armed is an exceptionally qualified leader with a long and distinguished career in the U.S. military, Reed said before the vote Lloyd Austin Wins Senate Confirmation As 1st Black Pentagon Chief News On 6 On Friday morning the Senate plans to hold a confirmation vote on President Joe Biden's pick for defense secretary. Lloyd Austin: House to vote on waiver for Biden defense secretary pick. January 21, 2021. 0. 30. Share. Facebook. Twitter. Google+. Pinterest. WhatsApp. CNN has previously reported that Austin, who retired in 2016, has been reaching out to top House and Senate lawmakers who will have to agree to pass legislation to grant the waiver,.