• Tuberville, Austin Call Fails To Yield Breakthrough On Military Holds

    July 19, 2023
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    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) spoke on Tuesday but failed to make any progress on breaking the logjam of nearly 300 military promotions the senator is holding up, Tuberville said.

    According to a Tuberville spokesperson, the two officials had “another cordial conversation” and spoke about the planned Senate briefing with Defense officials to discuss the Pentagon’s abortion policy that sparked the fight. The policy allows the department to cover travel expenses for military members to seek abortion care.

    The Pentagon and Democrats have been trying to move him off the holds.

    To read more visit The Hill.

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