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Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

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The Senate voted 59-33 Monday to support the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Department of Homeland Security secretary, the Washington Examiner reported Monday.

The upper chamber’s vote came three weeks after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Nielsen’s nomination and nearly two months after President Donald Trump selected her for the DHS post.

Nielsen previously served as chief of staff to former DHS Secretary John Kelly and senior legislative policy director for the department’s Transportation and Security Administration.

She was also part of the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush’s administration.

A confirmation vote on her nomination is expected later this week, the report added.

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