Senate Confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS Secretary

Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen's Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

Harris also said she was troubled by Nielsen's failure to acknowledge at her confirmation hearing how human behavior contributes to climate change.

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, installing a close confidant of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to lead the federal agency responsible for carrying out many of President Trump's most ambitious domestic policy plans.

As leader of the Department of Homeland Security, Nielsen will oversee a massive bureaucracy of almost 250,000 employees that help ensure the security of the IT assets of federal civilian agencies as well as the nation's critical infrastructure.

Kirstjen Nielsen, a top White House aide considered to be a cybersecurity expert, will now lead the DHS.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) offered his support following the Senate's confirmation vote.

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Nielsen was confirmed 62 to 37, the narrowest margin ever to approve a DHS secretary. She will take over from acting secretary Elaine Duke, who filled the top job in a temporary capacity for more than four months, longer than any DHS chief in the agency's 15-year history. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, who voted against Nielsen's nomination, criticized her stances on immigration and the environment, as well as her experience.

"As our country continues to face ever-evolving threats at home and overseas, it is critical - now more than ever - that we have an experienced and apolitical leader at the Department of Homeland Security to work with us in our efforts to keep New Hampshire and the United States safe, secure, and free", said Sen. As a former DHS chief of staff, Nielsen understands the department's daily operations and is ready to lead on her first day, McConnell said.

Well, the Department of Homeland Security has a new secretary. No Republicans opposed her nomination.

On other topics, Nielsen said she agreed with Kelly that a U.S. -Mexico border wall is unlikely to be a physical barrier from "sea to shining sea". During the George W. Bush administration, she served as special assistant to the president for homeland security and senior director for prevention, preparedness and response on the White House Homeland Security Council.

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