Burr Praises Nielsen Confirmation to be Secretary of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen to be the Secretary of Homeland Security:

“I’m very encouraged to see Kirstjen Nielsen, who is eminently qualified to lead the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed by the Senate today. Her prior experience under President George W. Bush at the White House Homeland Security Council, the Transportation Security Administration, and more recently, DHS, have prepared her well to take over this critical role in protecting our nation. I look forward to working with her in the coming years to keep America and her citizens safe as we face an increasingly large and troubling range of threats.”