By Julian Pecquet - 07/29/13 04:29 PM EDT
“My recent trip to the Middle East and Afghanistan deepened my understanding of issues in the region, and I look forward to working with Chairman [Robert] Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member [Bob] Corker (R-Tenn.) and my committee colleagues to promote the American values of democracy and tolerance.”
Markey was sworn in two weeks ago following a special election to replace Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who became secretary of State six months ago.
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