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Cotton Statement on Nomination of Mark Esper for Army Secretary

July 19, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the nomination of Mark Esper for Secretary of the Army:

"I fully support Mark Esper's nomination as Army Secretary. He began his career by serving on the front lines and has distinguished himself in a variety of roles. It's not too much to say that protecting this country has been his life's work. He has a hard-won understanding of the national-security threats facing our country-and a deep respect for our men and women in uniform. I applaud the president for making an excellent choice, and I thank Mark and his family for accepting the call to serve."