John Kelly Confirmed as DHS Secretary

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly was confirmed as President Trump’s secretary for homeland security on Friday afternoon. Kelly was confirmed with a 88-11 vote by the Senate. Secretary Kelly’s confirmation was only one of two cabinet-level confirmations voted on by the Senate on Friday as President Trump assumed office. Secretary Kelly was sworn-in to office by Vice President Michael Pence.

Secretary Kelly will now lead the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS is comprised of several smaller agencies which include the U.S. Coast Guard, Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and FEMA to name a few. Collectively, the DHS workforce has over 166K employees.

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