Elaine C. Duke Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

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On April 4, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Elaine C. Duke as the new Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security by a vote of 85-14. Duke will serve in the number two position in the Department of Homeland Security under John F. Kelly.

Duke was nominated to her position by President Donald Trump on January 30, 2017. To learn more about her background, please see the post I wrote on her nomination [see blog].