U.S. Senate confirms a military nominee, the first since Tuberville blockade began

By: - September 20, 2023 8:19 pm

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., will seek a vote on the second-in-command of the U.S. Marine Corps after its top leader suffered a health emergency and was hospitalized. Tuberville has been blocking military nominees in protest of the Department of Defense abortion policy. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.