Senate Confirms Ms. Kirstjen Nielsen as the Next Department of Homeland Security Secretary


Yesterday afternoon the Senate confirmed Ms. Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as the next Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by a vote of 62-37. Ms. Nielsen’s past experience includes serving as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, Chief of Staff to Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke and White House Deputy Chief of Staff under the current Trump Administration. The next step is for Ms. Nielsen to be sworn in as Secretary, which is expected this week, as soon as today.

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