Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Mark Esper as the Secretary of the Army:

“I congratulate Mark Esper on his confirmation as Secretary of the Army by the U.S. Senate. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mark for many years. His dedication and distinguished service in uniform and in the private sector will serve him well in his new post. Mark will be a good steward and advocate for the men and women of the United States Army. I look forward to working with him in this important position.”