Press Release

Gillibrand Congratulates Congressman McHugh On Nomination To Be Secretary Of The Army

Jun 2, 2009

Washington, D.C. – As President Obama plans to nominate New York Congressman John McHugh
as the Secretary of the Army, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued
the following statement praising the decision, and congratulating her
friend and colleague:

“I’ve known Congressman McHugh for many years and I’ve seen his dedication to our country.

McHugh’s commitment to public service is inspiring. For nearly 20
years, he’s represented an area that’s home to one of the nation’s
proudest, bravest Army posts: Fort Drum. He’s brought outstanding
representation to the families in his district for a generation and
will now bring that same leadership to benefit all Army families across
the country.

we work to chart a new direction in Iraq and Afghanistan, President
Obama has selected an outstanding leader for the Army’s top civilian
post. I congratulate Congressman McHugh and his family, and I look
forward to continue working with him to keep America and New York
families safe.”