Senate Democrats

Reid Statement on Nomination of Gary Locke to Be Secretary of Commerce

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama nominated former Washington Gov. Gary Locke to be Secretary of Commerce:

“Gary Locke is a bipartisan problem-solver who will bring his record of smart trade policy and fiscal responsibility to President Obama’s Cabinet.  A first-generation American who grew up in public housing and helped solve some of his state’s most daunting economic challenges during his time as governor, Locke will play a central role in helping our nation not only recover, but prosper for future generations of Americans.  I look forward to confirming him quickly as our nation’s next Secretary of Commerce and to working with him at this critical time for our economy.”