Durbin Discusses Defense Priorities with General Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with General Lloyd Austin, President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Defense. During their Zoom call, Durbin and Austin discussed the importance of addressing sexual assault, extremism, and wasteful spending in the military.

“Secretary Austin is a tested leader who is ready to address the many challenges we face at home and abroad. I believe he will work hard to address serious problems of sexual assault, extremism, and discrimination within the military ranks and instill a culture that reflects the values of this nation. I look forward to working with him to support our men and women in uniform,” Durbin said.