Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed John Kerry as Secretary of State:
"Today the Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Senator Kerry to serve as Secretary of State, and with good reason. We've worked on foreign policy issues together, as well as fiscal issues as members of the Super Committee. His knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing the United States and the globe is second to none. And as a fellow Foreign Service brat, I know he has deep respect and admiration for the men and women who serve our nation at the Department of State. I know he will serve our President and our country exceedingly well in this new role."