WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has given its approval to President Donald Trump’s nominee for Air Force secretary.
The GOP-led panel voted 22-5 Wednesday to favorably report Heather Wilson’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration.
Wilson, a former member of Congress, faced sharp criticism from several Democrats on the committee during her confirmation hearing last week. They questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.
Wilson told the panel she did nothing improper.
To avoid potential conflicts of interest, Wilson has committed to selling stocks she holds in more than a dozen companies that have Defense Department contracts.
If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position.
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