Senator Boxer: Leon Panetta Confirmed as Secretary of Defense
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today the Senate unanimously confirmed California’s Leon Panetta to serve as the next Secretary of Defense.
Leon Panetta is a proven and trusted leader who has worked tirelessly to protect the safety and security of our nation. In every job he has held – whether in Congress, at the White House, or at the CIA – he has served with integrity and distinction, and he is the right person to lead the Defense Department in these challenging times.
Earlier this month, I had the honor of introducing Secretary Panetta at his confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee. To watch video of my statement, please click here.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer