U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement after President Obama formally announced the nomination of Penny Pritzker to be the next Commerce Secretary:
"I look forward to learning more about Ms. Pritzker's background and meeting with her as the confirmation process moves through the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Americans continue to suffer from weak economic growth and persistent, high unemployment, and I am anxious to hear her thoughts on how the Commerce Department can better work to address those and other issues. I am committed to working with Chairman Rockefeller to ensure the confirmation process is thorough and fair."