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Beyer Congratulates Incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter

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Washington, February 12, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the successful confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ashton B. Carter:

“I congratulate Secretary Carter on today’s Senate confirmation. From ISIS’ rise in the Iraq and Syria, to ongoing terrorist threats, cyber-security intrusions, and global climate change, our national security challenges are not getting any simpler. With his private sector experience, procurement expertise, and emphasis on innovation, Secretary Carter is the right person to guide the DoD through the 21st century, I look forward to working with Secretary Carter to ensure the best path forward for our Defense Department, national security, tax dollars, and Northern Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer.

Carter was confirmed by a vote of 93 to 5.

Virginia’s 8th District is home to the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall, and thousands of service men and women and their families.
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