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In a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as Trumps secretary of Defense, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, opposing his nomination and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, Trumps pick for attorney general, not voting. Later Friday evening, the Senate also approved Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security in a vote of 88-11. Trump, in his first White House statement, said he was pleased by the confirmation votes on the two top national security positions. These uniquely qualified leaders will immediately begin the important work of rebuilding our military, defending our nation and securing our borders. I am proud to have these two American heroes join my administration, he said. Eight years ago, the Senate cleared seven of President Obamas nominees on his first day in office, and 13 by the end of the first week. The votes on Trumps national security team came as a trio of Senate Democrats threatened to hold up a confirmation vote on Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, Trumps pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. As top congressional leaders mingled at a lunch shortly after Trumps swearing in, top Senate Republicans and Democrats were still wrangling over when to bring Pompeos nomination to the Senate floor.

The Vehicle Technologies Office is developing more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. The long-term aim is to develop "leap frog" technologies that will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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