Senate panel advances DOD noms

By Tony Bertuca / March 28, 2023 at 9:56 AM

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted today to advance the nominations of two key Pentagon officials.

Prior to a hearing on the fiscal year 2024 defense budget, the committee voted to advanced the nominations of Nickolas Guertin to be Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, and of Ronald Keohane to be assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs.

The nominations now advance to the full Senate, where many of President Biden’s Pentagon picks have been blocked for months by some GOP lawmakers.