Senate Confirms Gordon England As Navy Secretary

By Thomas Duffy / May 23, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Senate last night confirmed former General Dynamics executive Gordon England to be the secretary of the Navy, by unanimous consent. During his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, England was pressed by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) over his intentions to recuse himself from decisions involving General Dynamics. England told McCain that he would do so on a case-by-case basis, an answer McCain said was "not good enough." Inside the Navy this week reported the committee has changed...

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