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Senate Approves Trump's Homeland Security Pick

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2017, 7:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's second Homeland Security secretary, despite opponents who cited her lack of management experience.

Kirstjen Nielsen is currently an aide to White House chief of staff John Kelly, who served as Trump's first homeland secretary. The 62-37 vote followed months of delays and questions about how she would handle the department, as well as the nation’s immigration policy. Although some Democrats have criticized Nielsen’s lack of executive experience, 11 senators on the minority side supported her...
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