December 05, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on Tuberville Relenting Hold on Military Promotions

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) announced he will lift his irresponsible hold on more than 400 military promotions awaiting confirmation by the Senate.

“Senator Tuberville’s months-long publicity stunt has finally come to an end. It accomplished nothing but hurt our military families, weakened our armed forces’ readiness, and compromised our national security amid armed conflict and instability around the world. After nearly a year of obstruction, we have finally approved nearly all of these well-deserved promotions – including Vice Admiral Yvette Davids’ confirmation as Naval Academy Superintendent – finally making good on our promise to the hundreds of men and women in our armed services who have been waiting for this day.”