Rockefeller Praises Secretary of Commerce Nominee

May 31, 2011

Chairman Rockefeller asks Sec. Locke questions about strengthening manufacturing in America.WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement on the nomination of John Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce:

“The Department of Commerce has a major role to play in keeping America’s businesses innovative and competitive. John Bryson is an excellent choice for Secretary of Commerce. His impressive resume shows he is an experienced hand who understands what drives our economy. My hope is that his background will serve as a solid foundation to champion American manufacturing. As our economy rebounds, it will also be crucial for the new secretary to be an ardent promoter of math and science education—a key focus of this Committee’s work. I look forward to the Commerce Committee’s consideration of his nomination.”