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Senate poised to vote on three key military nominations despite Tuberville delays

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on three senior-level military nominees whose promotions have long been stalled in the Senate because of opposition by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), who has for months protested an abortion policy at the Pentagon.

Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D.N.Y.) said he would request unanimous consent to hold initial votes on the three key Pentagon nominations Wednesday afternoon. If Tuberville or another senator objects, Schumer threatened to keep lawmakers in the Senate over the weekend while he proceeds...

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