January 8, 2021

Whitehouse Congratulates Raimondo on Cabinet Selection

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today issued the following statement on the selection of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to serve as U.S. Secretary of Commerce:

“Governor Raimondo has done an exceptional job in Rhode Island, particularly as she steered our state through the coronavirus crisis. I believe Rhode Islanders will continue to benefit from Raimondo’s leadership as she takes on a major role in overseeing the national economic recovery and making American businesses more competitive in the global marketplace.

“I look forward to working with Secretary Raimondo on prioritizing the stewardship of our oceans at NOAA, and continuing to make job-creating investments in Rhode Island through the Economic Development Administration. Our oceans are in crisis, and as Secretary of Oceans and Commerce, Gina can bring overdue leadership to these perils and our blue economies.

“I congratulate Lieutenant Governor McKee on his elevation to the top job at the State House, and am very eager to work with him during the transition and beyond to end this pandemic and get our economy back on track.”

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