Senate Confirms Mattis as Secretary of Defense 98-1

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released a statement following the Senate’s 98-1 vote to confirm retired Gen. James N. Mattis to be Secretary of Defense.

“Today the Senate took an important step toward not just rebuilding our military but to ensuring the security of this nation," Inhofe said. "I strongly support Secretary Mattis and look forward to working with him to ensure our military is the best led, trained and equipped force in the world, ready to confront security challenges at home and across the globe."