WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released the following statement:
“I support Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary and will introduce her alongside Senator Durbin at Thursday’s confirmation hearing. I believe that, based on her extensive experience in business, she will put jobs and economic growth first. I met with Ms. Pritzker and found her to be someone who is willing to take on special interests, and I am confident her successful private-sector record and close ties to the business community will be beneficial to all of Illinois.”
Background: Senator Kirk plans to introduce Penny Pritzker at her nomination hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, May 23.