U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon Senate confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary.
Nielsen previously served as chief of staff to Kelly and as senior legislative policy director for the department's Transportation and Security Administration (TSA). She has served as principal deputy White House chief of staff, reporting to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, since September 6.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a onetime prospect for the DHS top job, said, "I am confident that Kirstjen's mission-focused style of leadership will help her succeed in leading the men and women of DHS and ensuring we reform and improve the Department".
"Why should we believe that, as smart as you are, and as well-spoken as you are, that someone who, as far as I know, never led an organization of even 100 people, much less 240,000, is ready to take on this responsibility?" Sen.
Nielsen will take over for Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, and will be sworn-in sometime in the coming days.
Throughout her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen failed to demonstrate that she would provide the steady experienced leadership - free from political interference from the White House - that the department needs.
And in a statement released after the Senate confirmed Nielsen, Sen. "She has yet to acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that human behavior contributes to climate change, even as states like California face the increasing threats of wildfires, floods, and rising sea levels".
The newly confirmed secretary also pledged during her confirmation hearing to continue implementing Trump's aggressive immigration agenda.
In light of those [court] decisions, then DHS-Secretary Kelly [Kelly left DHS on July 31 to become White House chief of staff] rescinded DAPA and the expansion of DACA on June 15, 2017.
The Justice Department under Sessions, and DHS under Nielsen, will share in enforcing different portions of immigration law.
The Southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway are now open through the Sepulveda pass, but the Northbound lanes are closed. Firefighters put out flames near a home along Kagel Canyon road at the Creek fire Tuesday morning.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes north of Los Angeles as a fast-moving wildfire rips through the area. Lorenzen added that all firefighters can do at this stage is try and get ahead of the fire and protect structures.
The announcement bewildered some followers of cryptocurrencies, which typically are not backed by any government or central banks. As a result, the minimum wage per month has dropped to a meager $4.30.
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As 2017 winds down, President Donald Trump continues to make headlines via his active Twitter account on a near-daily basis. Wendy's responded by saying they would give the man free chicken nuggets if his tweet was retweeted 18 million times.
Gowdy has pressed back previously on the demands for records, saying he does not want to impede the Special Counsel investigation. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Copson then showed the whistleblower his phone, which contained a message from Flynn.
Norvell agreed to a contract extension at Memphis earlier Tuesday, and the Morris hire came into picture soon after. On Monday, the school announced Houston's Hunter Yurachek would be its new athletic director, replacing Jeff Long.
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Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon media devices
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USC to Take on Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl
Both of the Trojans losses came against Top 18 teams on the road while USC's two wins over No. 13 Stanford still look impressive. But that's one thing families do, how do you handle devastation, get around those you love and let's go back to work".
San Marcos officer killed by suspect while serving warrant
He worked just about every day off to provide for his kids and because he knows we're shorthanded and we need the help. Greg Abbott issued his condolences to the slain cop's family and promised the shooter will receive "swift justice".
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