White House criticizes Senate for not approving Pentagon appointments

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Posted: Jul 06, 2015 1:09 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Monday for not approving Pentagon appointments aimed at fighting the Islamic State.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest called on the Senate to schedule confirmation hearings before it leaves for the August recess.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Will Dunham)