Thune: Wilbur Ross Brings Exceptional Business Experience to the Dept. of Commerce

November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s intention to nominate Wilbur Ross as the next Secretary of Commerce.

“Wilbur Ross will bring exceptional real-world business experience to the Department of Commerce as part of an administration that emphasizes job creation and the economy. I welcome the President-elect’s choice and expect the Senate Commerce Committee will expeditiously consider this nomination once the new Congress begins in January. There will be strong support for keeping a successful entrepreneur at the helm of an agency charged with keeping our nation competitive.”

The Senate Commerce Committee has legislative jurisdiction for the Department of Commerce including nominations subject to Senate confirmation.