This week in Congress: The next Defense Secretary (maybe)

Military Times: President Donald Trump’s latest pick to take over as defense secretary will get his Senate confirmation hearing this week — if the White House gets its paperwork in on time.

As of Sunday, administration officials still hadn’t filed all of the needed paperwork for Mark Esper’s confirmation hearing, scheduled for Tuesday. Esper became Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon after his previous choice, then acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, withdrew from the process last month.

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