This week in Congress: Filling the Pentagon’s vacancies

Military Times: Senate leaders hope to move ahead on putting several new military leaders in place before lawmakers head home for their August break.

This week, the chamber is expected to confirm Army Secretary Mark Esper as the new Defense Secretary and Gen. Mark Milley as the new Joint Chiefs Chairman. The Senate Armed Services Committee will also hold a hearing on the nomination of David Norquist to be Esper’s top deputy, with an eye towards holding that vote next week.

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