WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Karen Dunn Kelley to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
“Today, the Senate voted to confirm Karen Dunn Kelley to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, filling another important position in the administration,” said Thune. “Throughout her career, Ms. Dunn Kelley has exhibited the kind of leadership that the Department of Commerce needs to continue its promoting economic growth, job creation, and innovation. This non-controversial nominee, previously confirmed by the Senate unanimously, has been subjected to an unreasonably long delay due to partisan games by the Democrats.”
On June 27, 2018, the Commerce Committee approved Karen Dunn Kelley’s nomination to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce by voice vote.