Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on President Obama's appointment of Julia Pierson to be Director of the U.S. Secret Service:
"The President's appointment of Julia Pierson as the new Director of the U.S. Secret Service is welcome news and a proud milestone as Ms. Pierson becomes the first woman to lead the agency. Ms. Pierson's vast experience has prepared her to lead this agency with its critical protective, investigative and cybersecurity missions. As Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I look forward to working with Ms. Pierson as she helps usher in a new chapter for the U.S. Secret Service.