Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
January 7, 2013  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on the Nomination of Former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense  

Washington, D.C
. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today on President Obama’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense:

“The President is determined to add bipartisanship to his national security team. He selected a former Republican Senator who has shown great valor on the battlefield and a dedication to public service.

“I will follow former Senator Hagel’s confirmation process very closely to ensure that he shares the President’s commitment to a secure Middle East, full equality for LGBT service members and their families, and equal opportunity for leadership roles and access to reproductive health care for women in the military.”