Levin: OMB Action Clears Way for Lynn Nomination

By Dan Dupont / January 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said today that he "fully supports" President Obama's nomination of William Lynn for deputy defense secretary following a White House move to waive ethics rules for Lynn that were issued on Wednesday. Lynn, the former Pentagon comptroller and Raytheon executive, has already faced the committee for his confirmation hearing, during which only one senator, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), raised any issues associated with Lynn's lobbying for Raytheon. But following...

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