The White House is launching a review of Cabinet protocols for delegating authority in the wake of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalization, according to a memo obtained by Fox News. 

The memo from White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients is addressed to Cabinet secretaries and directs departments and agencies to “submit their agency-specific delegation of authority protocols by Friday, January 12, 2024, to the Office of Cabinet Affairs.”

Sec. Lloyd Austin

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin remains hospitalized a week after suffering server pain following an elective procedure, the Pentagon said Monday. (Ian Waldie/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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