Remarks Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the Nomination of Dr. John B. King Jr., to serve as Education Secretary
Thank you, Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, and members of the Committee for welcoming me here today. I am humbled and honored to appear before you as President Obama's nominee for education secretary. I am proud to be here today with my wife, Melissa, and our two wonderful daughters, Amina and Mireya. I am grateful to the President for his faith in me. I am appreciative of this Committee's hard work and continued focus on behalf of our nation's learners. And I am mindful of how remarkable it is that I am here at all.