Press Release


McCaul on Senate Confirmation of Retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Chairman McCaul: “I am pleased that the Senate voted today to confirm retired Marine General John Kelly as the next Secretary of Homeland Security. As President Trump begins his time in office, it is imperative he has his national security team in place on day one to ensure our homeland is protected. Secretary Kelly is a battle-tested general with experience combating the most critical homeland security challenges facing America, and I am confident he will be a great leader of the Department of Homeland Security. I look forward to working with Secretary Kelly to reform the Department while securing our borders, combating radical Islamist terror, bolstering our cybersecurity networks and defenses, and supporting our first responders to better carry out the paramount task of protecting our homeland and citizens.”