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Departure of Secretary of State

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018  

Washington D.C. ____ Today, Representative Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere,

issued the following statement on the departure of Rex Tillerson from his role as Secretary of State: 



Chairman Cook: “I commend Secretary Tillerson for his service to our nation as Secretary of State. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, I’m particularly thankful for the time he spent working to strengthen our relationship with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.



In February 2018, Secretary Tillerson made an important trip to the region where he advocated for maintaining democratic institutions, combating corruption, and applying pressure to restore democracy and freedom in Venezuela. I’m honored to have worked with him and look forward to working with my former House colleague and future Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to continue increasing U.S. engagement with our partners in the region.”

 

Representative Paul Cook is a member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Natural Resources Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.