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Toomey Statement on Confirmation of Mark Esper

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark T. Esper, native of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of Defense:

"Mark Esper will make an outstanding Secretary of Defense. He is a decorated combat veteran, a former senior policy adviser at the Defense Department and in the Senate, and, most recently, an exceptional Secretary of the Army. Our armed services are in good hands under his leadership."