Congressman José E. Serrano applauded the confirmation of Ambassador Julissa Reynoso by the United States Senate yesterday. Ambassador Reynoso will now formally represent the United States as ambassador to Uruguay.
"Ambassador Reynoso is so very qualified for this post and I applaud the Senate for confirming her to the position," said Congressman Serrano. "This proud example of a Bronx-raised Dominican woman is among the best and the brightest that our community has to offer--and it is fitting that she is now representing our nation abroad. She is a leader and an example. We are so very proud of her.
"Rising as she did from a newly arrived immigrant to a Harvard-, Cambridge-, and Columbia-educated scholar with a masters and a law degree, Ambassador Reynoso is an outstanding example of what hard work and talent can bring to a person growing up in the Bronx.
"I was glad to be able to be present at her confirmation hearing last month. As usual, Ambassador Reynoso represented herself extraordinarily well. Those opposing her nomination were hard-pressed to find a substantive flaw in her background or her testimony. It was clear that she would be an outstanding representative of our nation in Uruguay. Now the full Senate has confirmed this.
"Our community is very proud to be able to look to another strong Latina in a position of great responsibility and power. On behalf of the people of the Bronx I say congratulations to Ambassador Reynoso."