WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) voted to advance the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“Mr. Mayorkas is fully qualified to lead the Department of Homeland Security,” said Senator Rosen. “Last week during his confirmation hearing, Mr. Mayorkas expressed his commitment to keeping our nation safe, combating anti-Semitism and extremism, protecting Dreamers and TPS recipients, and working with Congress on comprehensive immigration reform. Amidst a global pandemic and the ever-present threat of cyber-attacks, domestic terrorism, and adversaries from abroad, I urge a swift confirmation for Mr. Mayorkas so he can immediately get to work for our country.”