Blumenthal Statement on Senate Confirmation of Leon Panetta

(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal released the following statement today in response to the Senate confirmation of Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense.

“Leon Panetta is a lifelong public servant of rare and remarkable intellect and integrity who is committed to continuing American military superiority on land, sea, and air, to protect our nation and its freedoms. I am also delighted that he has stated clearly his commitment to continue vital national security programs that provide jobs for thousands of working men and women in Connecticut. His background in the military, the legislature, and the CIA enable his unique insight in a time of unusual challenge and threat.”

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