Biden Defense Secretary Pick Gen. Lloyd Austin Gets Waiver from Congress

Congress on Thursday approved a waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense
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Both chambers of Congress on Thursday approved a waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense in the Biden administration.

Austin, who would be the first African-American to run the department, had to be granted a waiver from a law requiring a defense secretary to wait seven years after active-duty service before taking the job.

The House passed the waiver Thursday afternoon, followed by Senate approval of the measure.

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