(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today affirming his support for Secretary of Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker, noting her extensive and impressive business and experience:
“Penny Pritzker is a longtime friend with a lifetime of business experience and acumen that will serve her well in building strong partnerships with the business community, promoting job creation and fostering sustained economic growth. She is a strong leader with the negotiating skills necessary to be an effective advocate in promoting U.S. commercial advocacy abroad, and opening global opportunities for American-owned businesses. Also important, she will provide steady guidance to the agency as it tackles the critical issues of cyber-security and consumer online privacy. I look forward to supporting her nomination,” Blumenthal said.