President Donald Trump announced today in a tweet that he will nominate Chad Wolf as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Background: On Aug. 14, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report that Acting Secretary Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, who serves as Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary, were improper. DHS issued a response opposing the report, and last week the GAO denied the agency’s request to change its decision.
BAL Analysis: Wolf’s confirmation will now need to be approved by the Senate. It remains unclear whether DHS policies during Wolf’s tenure as Acting DHS Secretary are at risk of being overturned by courts. BAL is following the various lawsuits and will report developments as they progress through the courts.
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