Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing for Chief of Staff Nominee

Delays in military promotions and confirmations are the result of the administration’s violation of the Hyde Amendment.

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing this week for Air Force General Charles Q. Brown, assessing his nomination to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There he offered the legislators his assessment of the blocking of nominations for general and admiral positions. General Brown told the committee that the substantial delay impacts the lives of capable young leaders pursuing those positions of leadership.

More than 250 senior military nominations have been pending on the Senate floor for months because Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has blocked their advancement due to the decision by President Biden’s administration to cover abortions for military personnel and families. In doing so, the administration is in violation of the Hyde Amendment which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion procedures.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Jack Reed as he chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  • For Senator Tuberville as he holds up the nominations and confirmations in order to ensure the administration follows the law prohibiting the public funding of abortions.
  • For the senators as they consider the nomination of General Brown as Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Sources: Reuters, Politico


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