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GOP Senators Delay Key Arms-Control Appointment at State

A U.S. Senate panel this week delayed voting to confirm a key State Department arms-control nominee challenged by GOP lawmakers over U.S. nuclear policy.

At the request of Republican Senators Marco Rubio (Fla.) and James Risch (Idaho), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee postponed a vote to approve Rose Gottemoeller's appointment as undersecretary of State for arms control and international security, panel Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Wednesday.

The GOP lawmakers also held up a vote to confirm Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy Frank Rose to fill Gottemoeller's vacated role in overseeing treaty verification and compliance at the department.

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