Senate approves Mattis to lead Pentagon, first Trump cabinet member

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 20, 2017 5:13 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed the first member of President Donald Trump's cabinet, voting overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.

As voting continued, the vote was 70-0 to confirm Mattis.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese)