Senate confirms Wormuth as first female Army secretary — for real this time


The Senate on Thursday confirmed Christine Wormuth to be the new Army secretary, making her the first woman to hold the post, following a procedural glitch that delayed her approval.

Over a roughly 12-hour span starting Wednesday night, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Army’s top civilian leader was effectively confirmed, un-confirmed and then finally confirmed for good.

Wormuth’s nomination looked to be a done deal Wednesday evening when Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) took the Senate floor and secured unanimous consent to confirm her, along with a tranche

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