Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

“I commend the Senate for quickly confirming Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Nielsen’s experience serving our country in various homeland security positions will bring the expertise and leadership needed to successfully run the Department. I look forward to working with Ms. Nielsen in her new role to ensure our nation is kept safe, our immigration laws are administered fairly, and they are enforced.”