Jeh Johnson will be the United States’ next secretary of Homeland Security. President Obama’s pick for the job, the former Defense Department general counsel, was confirmed in a 78-16 Senate vote Monday. Johnson will replace former secretary Janet Napolitano in overseeing national security, transportation, disaster response, and immigration policies. Ahead of his confirmation, Senate republicans attempted to use Johnson’s nomination to gauge the Obama administration’s plans for handling key issues, such as border security.
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