Alexander Votes to Confirm General James Mattis to Serve as Secretary of Defense

Posted on January 20, 2017

Nomination cleared by full Senate on day one of Trump Administration

WASHINGTON, January 20 — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to confirm General James Mattis to serve as U.S. Secretary of Defense:

“General Mattis’s extensive experience in national security, counter-terrorism, and leadership in our military make him well-qualified to lead our Department of Defense during such a critical time in our nation.”