April 26, 2018

USGLC Statement on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON – The USGLC’s President and CEO Liz Schrayer issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation today of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:

With no shortage of global challenges confronting America, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition welcomes Mike Pompeo as the 70th Secretary of State and looks forward to working together to bring the “swagger” back to our nation’s civilian forces.

Starting on day one, Secretary Pompeo has a unique opportunity to deliver a much-needed reset to the Department by taking a page out of the playbook of another West Point graduate – General George Marshall – who championed investments in development and diplomatic programs around the globe in order to advance America’s national security and economic interests.

A key step in stopping famines, combatting terrorism, and guarding against pandemics is to ensure strong resources, empowered personnel, and restored morale at the State Department, USAID, and other development agencies – all priorities the new Secretary espoused at his confirmation hearing. We look forward to working alongside Secretary Pompeo to ensure America’s global leadership.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.