WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) welcomed the confirmation of Dan Rooney to be ambassador to Ireland. Senator Casey released the following statement:
“I am very pleased that the U.S. Senate has confirmed my friend Dan Rooney to be ambassador to Ireland. This speedy confirmation will allow Dan Rooney to get to work as a bridge between the United States and Ireland. In the Steelers loss the United States gains a humble and knowledgeable public servant.”
Although Rooney only had his nomination hearing yesterday, Senator Casey, in his capacity as a Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked closely with Chairman John Kerry and Ranking Member Dick Lugar to expedite full Senate consideration of Rooney’s nomination to ensure that Rooney can travel to Ireland as early as next week to present his credentials to the Irish President and assume his new diplomatic posting.
Senator Robert Casey