Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump’s Air Force secretary

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WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate simply reliable Heather Wilson, a former Republican member of a House of Representatives, on Monday to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of a Air Force.

The opinion was 76-22 in preference of Wilson apropos a tip municipal overseeing a Air Force. The 22 “no” votes all came from Democrats.

At her acknowledgment conference in March, Wilson praised a secrecy capability of Lockheed Martin Corp’s (LMT.N) F-35 warrior jet, in remarks suggesting a Pentagon’s many costly weapons complement would have an critical advocate.

A connoisseur of a U.S. Air Force Academy and former Rhodes scholar, Wilson, 56, has been boss of a South Dakota School of Mines Technology given 2013. She was a House member from New Mexico from 1998 to 2009 and had served on a National Security Council underneath President George H.W. Bush.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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