Senate Approves Trump's Homeland Security Pick

Senate Approves Trump's Homeland Security Pick

The Senate voted 59-33 Monday to support the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Department of Homeland Security secretary, the Washington Examiner reported Monday.

Kamala Harris, D-Calif, who voted against Nielsen's nomination, criticized her stances on immigration and the environment, as well as her experience. Dem commissioner joins energy regulator Senate panel advances controversial environmental nominee GOP bets that tax bill will unlock corporate cash overseas MORE (D-Del.) asked during her confirmation hearing. She followed Kelly to the White House where she was Deputy Chief of Cabinet.

"By confirming Ms. Nielsen's nomination to lead the DHS, this Senate will take a serious step to strengthen our nation's security", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement.

Democrats complained that Nielsen lacks the experience needed to run a major agency with 240,000 employees.

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"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. She was a deputy to former head John Kelly, who became head of the White House office in July.

"I can't unequivocally state it's caused by humans", she said.

Senators voted 62-37 on Kirstjen Nielsen's nomination to be DHS secretary, with 10 Democratic senators and Independent Sen.

The Post summarized Nielsen's career by noting that she worked at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and then as a White House adviser for emergency preparedness and disaster management under President George W. Bush.

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Kirstjen Nielsen is now an aide to White House chief of staff John Kelly, who served as Trump's first homeland secretary.

Trump pledged during his presidential campaign to build a U.S-Mexico border wall.

The Trump administration announced in September it would end the program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to live and work.

And in a statement released after the Senate confirmed Nielsen, Sen.

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