WASHINGTON D.C. -  Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement today applauding the news that President-Elect Donald Trump has named retired United States Marine Corps General James N. Mattis as his choice to serve as Secretary of Defense.

“I commend President-Elect Donald Trump for naming retired United States Marine Corp General James Mattis as his choice for Secretary of Defense. I believe that General Mattis will serve our country and the men and women of our Armed Forces with the same distinction and integrity as he did for four decades wearing the uniform of the United States Marines.  As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that is tasked with meeting our nation’s military construction needs, I look forward to working with General Mattis and his team.”

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