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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after voting to confirm retired Gen. James Mattis for Defense Secretary and retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security Secretary:

“On the same historic day where our great democracy peacefully transferred power from one president to another, my colleagues and I headed in from the East Front of the Capitol Building to the Senate floor and got to work confirming two of the president’s cabinet nominees. Swiftly confirming both secretaries in charge of our national security is critical to keeping Kansans and Americans safe as we face threats at home and abroad. Foreign adversaries looking to challenge the United States will be rethinking their plans with General James Mattis and General John Kelly at the helm.”