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Senate Confirmation Still in Limbo for 301 Military Leaders

September 11, 2023

Jim Garamone

DOD News

By Jim Garamone, DOD News / September 5, 2023

The Senate has returned to work, and there is still no resolution in sight of confirmation of general and flag officers by the body. 

Alabama Sen. Thomas H. Tuberville has put holds on the nominations of 301 senior military leaders in an effort to force changes in the Defense Department's position on equal access to reproductive health care services.

Pentagon officials continue to stress that DOD's policy on reproductive health coverage has remained consistent, and no changes to the policy have been made. To ensure equitable access to care, DOD implemented a policy enabling service members to travel outside their duty stations' state if that state imposes restrictions on reproductive health access. 

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