San Jose, Calif. – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the Speaker’s announced decision to nominate Major General William J. Walker of the District of Columbia National Guard as the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives:
“I congratulate Speaker Pelosi in the selection of Major General William J. Walker as the 38th House Sergeant at Arms. His impressive credentials include 30 years of parallel service in the District of Columbia National Guard, culminating as the 23rd Commanding General of the Guard, and as a Special Agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in positions of increasing responsibility. His experience led him to be recommended by General Honoré who was charged with reviewing January 6. The responsibility of ensuring the security of the House of Representatives and examining our security apparatus moving forward is important, and I look forward to working with him.
“I am also thrilled General Walker’s nomination makes history. Not only is General Walker immensely qualified, but the Speaker’s selection of a person of color to carry out this position of great importance is an historic first in either chamber of Congress. I look forward to collaborating with General Walker as we work to provide the level of security necessary to protect the House.”
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