KENNEDY ON SENATOR JOHN KERRY BEING NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on Senator John F. Kerry being named as the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Kerry will succeed Vice President- elect Joseph Biden when the new Congress convenes in January.
"John will do an excellent job as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the nation's fortunate to have him in this high position. I know he'll make significant contributions to our foreign policy in dealing with the many challenges we face in our relationships with other countries, and he'll work well with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to restore America's respect in the world."