WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today made the following statement on the confirmation of Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State:

“Senator Kerry has served this country with distinction for nearly five decades. As chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has a long record of leadership and deep understanding of foreign policy issues. I have worked closely with Senator Kerry, and I’m confident that as Secretary of State he will continue to serve this country with the courage and honor that have defined his career in the military and the Senate.”