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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Ratcliffe Applauds Confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen

December 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security:

"I'd like to congratulate Kirstjen Nielsen for being confirmed as the Secretary of Homeland Security. From cybersecurity to radical Islamist extremism, we live in a world of rapidly evolving threats, and I’m grateful for the wealth of experience Ms. Nielsen brings to this position. In addition to her previous experience at DHS under multiple administrations, Kirstjen’s work as a fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, as well as her strong focus on critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness, make me confident in her ability to carry out DHS’ important mission. As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, I look forward to working with her to help safeguard our nation.”