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Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after voting to confirm Mark Esper as the next Secretary of Defense:

“Protecting our national security is my most important responsibility as a Senator—and having a qualified and experienced Secretary of Defense is vital to that mission. Secretary Esper has served our country honorably in uniform and at the Department of Defense, and I look forward to working with him.”